One Yard Wonders Sew Along – Week 32 Finished Projects

on Aug 12, 2011 in One Yard Wonders Sew Along | 23 comments

Welcome to Week 32 of the One Yard Wonders Sew Along!

Week 32 – Project 70
Summer Fun Play Top
– designed by Maggie Bunch page 196

Carrie selected Keiki Oops A Daisy Kaleidoscope Cream.

Materials Needed:

pattern on sheet #2

Three 1/2″  buttons

Carrie’s Tips and Thoughts

  • Great instructions. Helpful diagram. Fun top to make.
  • Carrie used two fabrics after discovering the entire top was lined. Fabric #2 is Keiki Oops A Daisy Gingham Yellow.
  • After stitching the armholes, neckline and back opening Carrie added a 1 1/2″ strip of fusible interfacing to the back opening on the wrong side of the lining fabric to make the area more stable for the closures.
  • Snaps and decorative covered buttons were selected making the top reversible. She used size 36 buttons.
  • In step 3, Stitch the sides, the diagram provided the perfect visual on where to stitch. After turning, careful pressing was important. Snipping the curves and a bone folder were helpful in creating a nice neckline and armholes.
  • The Peplum is darling. Carrie used two rows of basting stitch between the gather marks to bring the fabric together. It seemed like a lot to gather but the finished product is perfect.

Carrie is looking forward to seeing the top on her niece!

Week 32 – Project 71
“Twist & Shout”
Twirl Skirt – designed by Maggie Bunch page 199

Janis chose two fabrics, Cary Phillips Floral Folio Medium Stripe Dark Violet and Floral Folio Tonal Dark Violet.

Materials Needed:

1 yard of 1/2″ elastic

1 yard of 1/8″ piping (prepackaged or make your own)

sewing machine zipper foot

Publisher’s Corrections:

“Twist & Shout” Twirl Skirt
Page 199 – 2. Measure, Mark, and Cut

Bias strip (for binding) 2” x 62” *
Bias strip (for piping) 1” x 32” *
*The bias strips will be cut from the remaining middle section of fabric. You will need to piece the strips together in Step 3 to achieve the necessary finished lengths.


Janis’ Tips and Thoughts

  • The pattern was easy to follow.
  • Janis used two fabrics. The yoke fabric is 30″ by 6″.  The skirt used almost a full yard of the stripe for the skirt front/back and bias hem.
  • The lime green piping between the yoke and the skirt is from Janis’ stash. The contrast in color gives the piping a nice punch of color.

Janis’ Niece was thrilled with the skirt but wanted MORE pink. Luckily Mom had the perfect sweater to top off the fabulous outfit.

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