Thursday, May 14, 2020

2020 Summer Sew Along

If you were an active sewing blogger over the past few years, you just HAD to be acquainted with Linda of Faye's Sewing Adventure.

‘Faye’ was one of the sweetest, most supportive sewing bloggers around and unfortunately, she passed away last spring.

A few years ago, Faye started a spring sew-a-long to make new tops for your wardrobe! She called the challenge "Tops that Pop" and it was always fun to sew along and see everyone's new tops.

A few months ago, I had the brief thought of resurrecting the challenge in honor of Faye. And then, I would have random old posts pop up on Facebook or Instagram and bam! a comment from Faye! Or I'd be considering a remake of something and hit my blog archives and bam! a comment from Faye!

The other day, I shared a few new tops that I cranked out and someone messaged me and said, "This reminds me of Faye's sew along." And well...that was the final sign that I should go for it!

Inspo!


  • From June 1 until June 15, we're going to sew new tops for summer! Sure, we'll likely still be quarantined but it'll give us something fun to focus on.
  • As Faye always stressed, it can be any top! Tank top, cami, shirt, blouse, sleeveless, with sleeves, tunics, ANY type of top!
  • There are NO Quotas! Sew one top or sew 10 tops!!
  • We will use the hashtag #FayesTopsThatPop

You can:
Hash tag your new tops and I'll grab them on IG for the roundup posts

-or-

You can send me a photo of your top as you complete them to sewcraftychemist ==at== gmail (you know the rest! I want to avoid bots picking up the address)

  • Sign up in comments and include your blog name and/or IG handle.
  • Spread the word and grab the button on the upper right of my blog!


34 comments:

MadebyLaQuana said...

OMG this is soo great and I’ll be sewing tops that pop! I just looked through my highlights and saw Faye. She is missed and thanks for keeping her memory alive!! IG: MadebyLaquana

Meg said...

This is such a sweet tribute to a lovely lady whose presence is very much missed. I’ll definitely join in!

Lisa said...

I have to participate!!! I loved Faye. In fact I dm her 3 days before she died because I had been thinking of her and of course she responded right back😢 saying all that to say, “I’m in”!

Sharon said...

Yeeees! Loved her - I’m in

Diane at BlueDotPatterns said...

This makes me so happy and I'm excited to be able to participate again! She was awesome! IG: bluedotsews

Denise said...

I joined when Faye was doing this and I'll join this time too! I might only get one done, but I'll give it a shot.😂

Florida farmwife said...

I'm in. I always thought about joining, but never did. I saw Faye's blog about two years before she died. I'm glad you are carrying on her lovely tradition.

Catherine said...

This is wonderful news. I just loved Faye she was such a lovely person; so supportive of other sewists. I'll be joining in, too.

Yaffle said...

She was WONDERFUL and I miss her online presence. Thank you for doing this - I'm in! :)
IG MKGSTITCH

Vanessa said...

This is such a lovely tribute! I would love to participate, and I appreciate the heads up so I can fit it into my plans. Ms. Faye was all the things you said, and I truly miss her kindness.

Sueannsews said...

Joining in this year, thanks for doing this. I remember looking at all of the tops in the past and being inspired. Sueannsews on IG.

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

I'm in! Which is because I adored Linda so much since I nevah participated in her sew alongs...but I have a few tops I want to make so I will sew them in Linda's honor! She was truly an extraordinary sewist!

Teresa said...

Sounds like a plan! Especially since 95% of what I sew is ropa!

Graca said...

Absolutely! A wonderful tribute.

BarbaraShowell said...

What a sweet way to remember her!

mokosha said...

that is such a wonderful tribute! i'm in :)

L said...

You know I'm in! I miss Ms. Faye; indeed she was very kind and sweet.

Infinity_of_numbats said...

Lovely idea ... Faye sounds wonderful, to inspire you all: it's contagious! I'll give it a go via IG. Need some help as I start to learn how to move again after a broken ankle :)

elle3270 said...

I never participated in Linda's sew-alongs, but I did read her blog. I could use a new top or two. I'm in.

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

great idea!

E P said...

This is a great tribute to Faye, she was so very kind and I loved reading her blog. I will try to squeeze in a make during this window of time. Instagram handle, isewyousew.

Virginia's Daughter said...

This right here? DOPE! I participated once and was glad I did. She pretty much talked me into it. I miss her. Love how you were chosen to carry the torch. Respect!

Audrey said...

I am in. I thought of her the other day triggered by something I had seen in blogland... Really miss her.

Linda said...

I just got goose bumps from reading your post. The past few days I have been thinking about Linda Faye remembering a sewing tip or sewing book resource she recommended (I did buy the book and use it often). and of course the Tops that Pop as I just completed sewing a top and thought about how she did that. So--I am in! Blog is Danvillegirl Sewing Diary and IG is danvillegirl. Glad you are doing this.

Doctor T Designs said...

How awesome! I have been spending the past few months re-configuring my sewing space, and I would love to have a fun project to make when I'm done with the set up (hopefully should be soon now). Plus, now that all my work is over Zoom, I actually really do need tops that pop! I'm totally in!

Tanya said...

I was the one who messaged you that it reminded me of Ms. Faye. I know she would be so happy that you're doing this. I'm definitely in.

Kim said...

I loved reading Faye's blog. I am going to try to participate if I have time. I am in desperate need of some simple t-shirts. @kimloves2sew

Michelle Carlson said...

I'm in! https://mdhouseofwhite.blogspot.com/ and @mdelilahcarlson

Sara said...

I'm in! I actually need tops in my wardrobe so this is great timing. :) IG handle is comment name (without a space) -- I'll use the hashtag too. Be well!

Kay said...

I didn’t know that Faye passed away. :( She was the sweetest person indeed. I’ll participate in this challenge.

Hawaiian G'ma said...

I'm so glad I subscribe to your newsletter or I would never have known about this sew along. I intend to participate and look forward an improved wardrobe.

Tampa Bay Lisa said...

What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful lady. I really miss her online presence! I am working on what might be my first top ever right now! I'm in! IG handle is @flyin.g.girl

Marianne said...

I missed this announcement. Thanks for organising this a tribute to a very sweet lady. I’m in! Foxglovesandthimbles.blogspot.com / @foxglovesandthimbles

Marianne said...

I missed this announcement but I'm in! I was just thinking about Linda the other day. Thank you for organising this tribute to a very sweet lady who was an inspiration for so many of us. Foxglovesandthimbles.blogspot.com / @foxglovesandthimbles