McCall's 6467 »
InstructionsSince the print is so vibrant and busy, the strong vertical seams in this design would disappear without accenting them. I used black wooly nylon thread in the upper and lower loopers of my serger (3 thread),and sewed the panels wrong sides together. To keep the serged seams flat, I shoved them towards the side seams and top sititched with a narrow zig-zag in black thread. I call this technique ...
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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Romantic, Casual
Rayon challis and wooly nylon serger thread
What was your inspiration?
I loved the colors in the print, and I loved the strong vertical lines of the pattern design. I needed to accent those lines since the seams would not be visible with this print. Innie-Outie Seams, using decorative serger threads on the right side of the garment, are a fun and cheap thrill. They look like piping but are much softer, and much faster to sew. Of course, I am a long ways from a size 22, the largest size for this pattern, but upsizing was fast and easy.
What are you most proud of?
I think I bought this rayon challis for $2-2.50/yd, so this top cost me way under $10. I LOVE making a fun, inexpensive top with such great swing and flutter as I walk.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
If you make the Innie-Outie Seams with a decorative serger thread, be sure to make samples so you get the stitch length and tension the way you want it. This pattern would also be pretty made in the conventional manner in a solid, maybe a silk crepe de chine or a handkerchief linen.