This is the last of my lovely denim border print fabric. 🙁 I’ve already made a pair of summer cropped pants with it, details here. I had just enough left to squeeze a top out of it!
I decided to use this pattern, McCall’s M7324, view A. I definitely won’t be using the curved hi/lo hem. I want my border to be even and uninterrupted!
I cut out my usual size and was shocked at the amount of ease in this one. Perhaps with a softer, flowing fabric this 8.5″ ease might be nice, but although my denim is lightweight, it doesn’t drape well. I did a bit of trimming on the cut pieces – there would be more work ahead fitting this top though.
I wasn’t as lucky matching my fabric in my seams this time. I succeeded … eventually … but it took a long evening with my sewing machine and my seam ripper. For some reason, this time the bumpy embroidery kept flipping from one side to the other, ending up in a mismatch! Eventually, I succeeded!!
This time I decided on flat felled seams on my two side seams.
I double stitched the hem line with my contrasting thread.
Almost finished, but when I tried my new top on the armholes gaped a bit, probably due to cutting out the larger size. While I was wearing it I had where I wanted the armholes chalked onto my fabric.
As an extra precaution, I gathered the armholes, first too much and then just enough for a just right fit.
Single fold bias tape applied.
Double row of stitching.
My finished top!
I do like this pattern. It’s simple and my style. Next time though I will pay more attention to the sizing and ease! Still I love it – border print! 🙂
I suppose I’m not the only one that has forgotten about “ease” in fitting. Have you run across this problem in any garments you have made?
STASH BUSTING WITH THIS PROJECT? Nothing! I purchased 3 metres of this border print fabric adding to the stash. I did make a pair of cropped pants (1.6 m) and this top (1.4 m), so I used it all up! There is still 130.2 metres left in the fabric stash!