Pattern Sizes 7-8-10-12-14
Made in a size 8
Fabric: Cotton Lawn Circles from Fabric.com
Alterations: Sectioned back pattern piece to make a lace back yoke
My daughter and I have seen this same style shirt in the stores recently. I am thrilled that McCall's has this pattern so I can duplicate the look! I took the back pattern piece and sectioned it into 2 pieces in order to make a lace back yoke. When I took the pattern out of the envelope, I used the factory fold crease to make my division of the pattern--that worked! I traced the two pieces separately, adding a 5/8" seam allowance.
This pattern is great! I love how the front pieces have a self facing where you fold the fabric over twice. Instead of sewing along the edge with an invisible stitch after the first fold, I used stitch witchery, which is a fusible bonding web for hems and trims. This was much quicker than stitching. Also, this self facing gets top stitched later, so no need in stitching by hand initially, in my opinion. Also, this did not interfere with the thickness when I stitched my buttonholes.
Isn't it lovely with the lace? The arms are hemmed with bias tape. I also used twill tape to reinforce the seams where the lace is joined, sewing right on the edge. I then trimmed the seam allowance to the width of the tape, then top stitching the remaining edge of the twill tape down.
I made a grey camisole top for her to wear underneath. I love seeing the little straps (made of FOE) peeking through the lace.
A while ago I purchased a package of white camisole tops for my girls and used that as a pattern to make my own. I used a crinkle knit for this.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley