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So there was this thing. This internet thing that I read about was where two sewing bloggers swapped projects, each of them bossing the other into making a particular pattern with a particular fabric and so forth. Here’s Oona’s project. Here is Heather Lou’s project. Go read about the Sew Bossy Initiative at Closet Case Files.

Heather, Gillian and I swapped projects. Gillian sent a project to Heather; Heather to me; and I to Gillian.

Heather sent me this Hotpatterns pattern: The Sunshine Top! And she sent me tea and this cool card, alongside a love letter with sewing notes. Yay! No, I’m not reading you my love letter.

She also sent me this awesome pink with white dots knit. Double yay!!

Heather’s notes were great. She’s made this top several times and she’s seen the alterations I make so I just followed along making the neck band more like a U so that it wouldn’t gape and choosing my size based on my high bust because apparently these patterns run on the roomier side.

I went for the size corresponding my 38″ high bust and the only other alteration I made was to make the sleeves wider. I ended up making a little tuck at the top of the sleeve cap to deal with the excess fabric. I could’ve been more diligent with my sleeve alteration- maybe next time.

I also didn’t hem the sleeves or the bottom of the blouse. I’m fine with it like this. Heather suggested making sleeve bands and another band for the top hem. Great idea but not this time. Yes, I got lazy. My sewing time isn’t what it used to be.

Why do I get so chatty before showing you pictures. All you want to see is pictures!! I swear I don’t know what got into me. And, yes, these are the good pictures. Bwahahaha! Hey, if I can’t have fun with these I don’t know what I’m gonna do.

pink sunshine top outtake pink sunshine top scary face pink sunshine top side front pink sunshine top three quartersย pink sunshine top backย ย pink sunshine top goofy facePink Sunshine top front

Look Ma! No muslin! Thanks again to Heather for her notes. She saved me a muslin.

The shorts are blogged here and while the fit back then left a little to be desired, now they’re too loose and the crotch is way low and the fit is funkier than when I first made them. But, they were my first pair of shorts and I was happy just to have made them. You know that feeling, right?

I’m already prepped to do another SewBossy project with Sew Busy Lizzy. I have the pattern I’m sending her but I need to find the right fabric. Ooh, this is gonna be good!