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. Since it's on the bias I leave the seams unfinished because they won't unravel but you can opt for narrow french seams as well - I also clip the curve under the arm.
For my first sample I chose this big bold abstract print (above) - 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 up and crop the print into a smaller garment - this is the secret.
¡OJO! FINISHING THE EDGES
If you are working in a fabric that is ever so slightly sheer and you want to serge the edges and turn under to hem - do a little sample first. The serging may show through to the right side. This happened to me in the above china silk print - It bothered me so I ended up using a bias binding instead.
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.