At Long Last, the Colorblock Top!

My first sewing project of 2014 was my long-delayed project of 2013! I finally finished my reflective colorblock top! ColorBlock top reflective

Naturally, it was not easy to do – I never chose easy patterns, as my mother reminded me. Those corners were tricky to begin with, and then I added reflective piping, which is tricky itself. Never look too close, if you ever see me in this! If I didn’t like it so much, I’d be very embarrassed by the sad state of my sewing skills.

I altered the pattern a bit – it was supposed to be solid, and seamed, up the back, and the colorblocked part was supposed to be on the right front.

The original design.

The original design.

So I flipped it around and then mirrored that in the back. I feel that the reflectivity is more important in the back, and on the left side, hence the redesign.  Back Reflect

I wore it to work on Monday, but alas, it is still January, and still too cold to not wear a jacket, so I couldn’t get the full effect. That’s okay, we’ll have warmer weather in a few months. Until then, I’m just happy to wear it as a funky top.  front


Finishing this, however, means I am <gasp> project-less! What will I do next?! I’m not even sure, to be honest. I wish I was brave enough to try pants again, but the fit is such a problem when I have no one to help me. There’s always another skirt or dress. Or maybe it’s time to start things for an Etsy shop….

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7 responses to this post.

  1. Clever! Mind if we use this in our social media? Email me at Thanks!


  2. What a great idea. Approach Teamestrogen have them carry some lines.


  3. it’s awesome!


  4. Posted by Kat on January 16, 2014 at 2:13 am

    that’s to die for!

    XX Kat


  5. That is amazing! I want one! So, I vote for you starting an Etsy shop. I also am completely enamored of your bike set up.


    • Thanks, and for liking my bike as well! I think I’ll need a ton more practice before I would feel confident enough of my skills to sell my stuff. I know we are always our own worse critics, but…. : )


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