Sinclair Ivy Tee
Size Sm 10 petite
Ottobre Leggings 5-2016-9
Fabrics used: Cotton Lycra from Purple Seamstress
Rayon Spandex from Joann's Fabrics
I did not make any adjustments to the top, but next time I will make a forward shoulder adjustment. The neckline is high to begin with, but with an adjustment, it will be more comfortable to me. I should have done this since it is necessary on all tops I make.
I really love the back pleat. This is the perfect kind of top to wear over leggings. With the Florida heat, I retraced my Ottobre leggings pattern and cut them at 12.25 inches below the crotch curve, hemming by 1 inch.
The curved hem may be a little tricky to a beginner because there is an inch of fabric to turn under, which can be fiddly when sewing with rayon spandex. If you turn up an inch and just start right at the crease with a little bit of steam, you can gradually move your iron up to flatten the fabric. I kept my hem at an inch vs turning to make a narrower hem and used my cover stitch machine. I found that if I put a small piece of interfacing right at the edge of my hem, it helped me to have an easier start with my machine.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley