Spring Tops: Judge Meg helps you pick a pattern

Are you guys ready to get sewing? I’m so excited by all of the wonderful tops that have already been entered in our Spring Top Sewalong. I’ve got 12 excellent judges lined up who are already scoring the tops as they come in (remember: the final day to enter a top is May 9, 2011).

I’ve asked a few of the judges to help those of you who are still deliberating over what to sew make up your minds. Today I’m thrilled that Meg of Fashioned by Meg has agreed to help us out. Meg is one of our Spring Top Sewalong judges and blogs about all sorts of things: sewing for herself, her kids, and quilting, to name just a few topics. One of the things I really love about her blog is her pattern reviews (check them out for yourself right here). And if you don’t know how to sew and want to learn, she wrote a great post yesterday about learning to sew.

Meg’s recent Patchwork Placemat tutorial. SO. cute.

Today Meg’s put together a fantastic roundup of her favorite women’s sewing patterns and tutorials that would be great for the sewalong! She’s chosen patterns that are relatively easy for beginner sewists and has included a brief review of each the patterns. Here’s a peek at just a few:

You’ll have to head over to Fashioned By Meg to see the full roundup post! Thanks Meg for such a helpful and fantastic post!!!

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Have you guys been following Grosgrain’s Free Pattern Month? The first feature was this amazing top tutorial by Sew Convert. Wouldn’t this be a great Spring Top?

Are YOU ready to enter a top? Please go to this post to read the rules and enter!

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2 thoughts on “Spring Tops: Judge Meg helps you pick a pattern

  1. I think an important part of choosing a pattern isn't just what's easy or appropriate for your skill level but what is flattering to your shape. One of my favorite things about sewing is that I can make something flattering that may not be available in stores because current trends do not happen to suit my body type. If you blindly recreate the tunics and skinny pants without considering whether they flatter you, you may be unhappy with the results. If you sew for yourself, you can explore all kinds of features from empire waists to scoop necks that are right for you.

  2. I so wish that I had the time to participate, but I would just be stressing myself out! Can't wait to see what everyone makes, though.

    Hope you are well, friend!

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