Sunday, September 4, 2011

A Bow & Whimsy Tank Top + A Surprise

Hello my lovely readers!  How are you today?  I'm so excited today because I get to show you something I sewed last week and have been so impatient to get to share with you!  Drum roll please...

Ta-da!  I call it "A Bow and Whimsy Tank Top," and I just adore the way it turned out. 

The oversized bow attached at an angle on one side of the tank top reminds me of Italian carnivals, tea parties, colorful balloons, woodland picnics, Sunday brunch and all things birthday, which is why I gave the sleeveless blouse its name.

Even better than how it turned out is how much it cost to make!  I thrifted the main fabric (2.5 yards for 50 cents) and made the bow out of a remnant from Jo-Ann's.  So, including the bias tape and interfacing in the shirt, it still cost me less than $2 to make.  No way, right?!

I finished this last Thursday and have been absolutely dying to show you!  So why have I waited so long?  Because I had an announcement to share with it!  So here it is: 
This Wednesday I'll be doing a guest tutorial for this top over at Sunny Vanilla.

And Jennifer from Sunny Vanilla will be sharing a tutorial for her "I Love You More Than..." Felt Book here at Crafty Critique. 

Never met Jennifer?  Well, allow her to introduce herself:

"Hello, my name is Jennifer @ Sunny Vanilla and I'm really excited about my blog swap with Madison at Crafty Critique.  Just a bit about me, I am a lover of crafts and fabric and basically taught myself how to sew through inspirational books at the library and watching more YouTube videos than I can count.  Outside of crafting and sewing, I am a mom to a 13-month old baby girl and a wife to a certain boy who stole my heart in high school.  I love dancing to the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme song, singing terribly in the car, eating the tops of muffins, and screaming the fight song to my alma mater.  I hope you enjoy my, "I love you more than..." felt book tutorial."

Thanks Jennifer!

And thanks to all of you for reading today!  Don't forget to stop back by here Wednesday for Jennifer's tutorial, and if you're interested stop by Sunny Vanilla on the same day to get the tutorial for the A Bow & Whimsy Tank Top! :)

Until then, happy crafting!


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  1. This is so cute! I love the look that you gave it! Thanks for sharing this at Show & Share!

    By the way, I have a fun giveaway going on now, check it out if you'd like--

  2. Thanks for your compliments and thank you for taking the time to visit my blog! :)

  3. I love this. I basically love anything with ruffles or bows. Fabulous!

    I'd love for you to link this up to my linky party.

  4. I appreciate it, Danielle! I'll be sure to stop by your link party. Thank you for the invite!

  5. Would LOVE it if you would share this post at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!!

  6. Thank you! I'll hop over and check it out! :)

  7. This is one quite big bow! Wish I saw this in person, I am sure it would attract lots of eyes. :) Good work and keep it up!

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  8. Haha. Yes, it's a big bow and that was my intent! Thanks for your comment. :)

  9. this shirt is so fun! I am a huge fan of bows :)

    Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again with more great projects!


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