MV BIAS PULLOVER - A MAKE IT TONIGHT CLASSIC!
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So this top is my new standard, I love this tee. 2 seams and edge finishing is all it takes. About 1.25 yards of either 45" or 55". With wider fabric you can lengthen the sleeves and bottom hem.
For my first sample I chose this big bold abstract print - and I think it's a great use for larger prints (ESP. SILKS) that you love but aren't sure how it will play out on your figure. Cut it up and crop it on a smaller garment - this is the secret. Since it's on the bias I just and won't unravel I just left the seams unfinished but I am going to try doing french seams on the next sample - I also clipped the curve under the arm.
This is a china silk print that is ever so slightly sheer. I serged the edge which I think is a really easy way to hem the neckline cause you can just turn it over and slip stitch and it laid completely flat BUT not on anything sheer because the serging may show through (do a test first). This happened on this print and its bothering me so I played around with it for a while and decided to make a narrow bias binding and stitched it down on the inside by hand. I may just leave the serging on the hem and sleeves cause I need to move on here, don't have time to ruminate.
I am going to test this out on a variety of fabrics (voile, crisp, knit, heavy, light) and seam finishes, including a knit band around the neck and sleeve. Also will post a sample of how to add seam allowance to the edges if you are not binding the hems.