Category Archives: Jalie V-Neck Top


This morning’s post is a little bit sewing and a little bit celebrity fashion all wrapped into one – of course the title of today’s entry says it all. You see Britney Spears walked out of her house looking like this yesterday – BIG OOPS. I know it’s sometimes difficult to tell if those tunic style tops are supposed to be worn with pants or they are supposed to be a mini dress, but Brit, if your cheeks are hanging out, it’s a top! [photo via DailyMail]
So now for my OOPS. Yesterday I posted about the progress of my Jalie V-neck top. I was so worried about matching the pattern for this particular garment that I neglected to read the pattern layout or the pattern itself to realize that I needed to cut a ‘lining’ for the front bodice. And here I thought it would be smooth sailing from here on out. Needless to say, today I’ll be working on the lining for this top today!
Have any recent OOPS you’d like to share?

Finally, Some Progress

Well, finally, there’s some progress being made around here, and I’m not just talking about my new top! Look they’re finally starting on the framing of our house:

Alright, it’s difficult to see from the photo, but trust me – there’s lumber, beams, and wood laying around and people crawling around in the basement. It’s a wonderful sight! I also did make some headway on my new Jalie top too – there’s a zipper inserted in there! Amazingly enough I had stashed a perfect blue that matched the fabric. The pattern called for a 12 inch zip, but I managed to eek by with 9. WHEW! With the zip done, I’m thinking that the rest of the top should be a breeze. Cross your fingers I’m right!


Well, it’s settled! I’ve started on the Jalie V-neck top today (the project has been added to the sidebar). I actually spent the morning cutting the pattern out – what a task that was! Since the fabric has a definite print, I decided that I needed to spend some time trying to match the design up on all the pieces. I’m hoping that I aligned everything correctly, I guess we’ll see when it’s all put together. Hopefully, I’ll have some time this afternoon to start the sewing.
And in nothing that relates to my own sewing, but a celebrity who does – Venus Williams is starting her own fashion label. I’m anxious to see if her designs are as fabulous as her tennis!