I finished McCalls 5384, view A and a tank top from my "vintage" pattern 6205 to wear to the last concert of the summer. Tomorrow we will go see Frankie Beverly and Maze and of course there's rain in the forecast.
I have had this fabric forever, well not really but I think I purchased it last year off of Hancock's clearance table. I kept flip flopping between this pattern and McCalls 5666. I think this fabric would have worked in either pattern but I'm happy with the one I choose. I think I waited so long because I thought this fabric would be difficult to work with, I was so wrong. It was a dream, the reason being it could take the heat. I didn't have to worry about using steam, a press cloth or having my iron on a pretty high setting, in other words this wasn't a whimpy sheer fabric, I'm sure it's some type of polyester blend.
I tested a french seam and a serged seam finish, I went with the serged finish because it provided a flat seam and I used a pretty coordinating thread that I didn't mind showing through.
In case you can't tell the top is the serged seam and the bottom is the french seam.
Here is the tank top, simple construction with bias tape finish. The color looks off and I don't know what I was thinking because I purchased it with the sheer, the color looks like it doesn't match but because the fabric is sheer it really doesn't matter.
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