Full length view with a black lab (Where's Waldo?)
You're going to think this is a fundamental problem that should have never occurred- I've always used a 5/8" seam allowance with Jalie and now after reading the instructions, I should have been using a 1/4". Duh, right? Well, no wonder I was having a snug fit- that's a big difference all the way around. Now that I've learned to read directions, the new top is done. I do feel the shoulders and the waist are too big but overall, I like the new top and I didn't have to cut it out.
Bias tape at necklineSince the fabric had a cream color I decided to topstitch with the cover stitch in cream. The neckline has bias tape added to prevent it from stretching and to give it a different look- what do you think? I used Steam-a-seam to keep the crossover where I wanted it. It makes it much more manageable and so easy to put together.
All the hems were also stitched with the cover stitch and Steam-a-seam placed prior to final stitching.
Mesh lining and underside of hem
This top was cut out about 8 months ago- I think. It is a mesh knit with a nude colored mesh under the front for modesty.
The back is straight mesh fabric without the blocking layer.
Does this look like I'm wearing too much make-up? I look like a clown because of the lighting.
Also, we have a really old house and the door leaks cold air so the towels are there to keep the wind at bay. Really, I'm not that messy:) Did you even notice them?