Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sheer Delight

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.

My hair needs a chemcial intervention which I will do tonight. I think I'll fire up the grill tomorrow before the concert. I hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend.


Aminat said...

That is one lovely tunic and tank......Very cute

Tee said...

great top, the colors are really pretty. wow "Joy and pain, like sunshine and rain" I can hear him getting down now. LOL

Andrea said...

I agree with Aminat, both tops are lovely. The colors are very bright and summery.

julia said...

Very pretty!

Sheila said...

You know I love me some sheer blouses and your's is gorgeous. Actually I need to get cranking on some tank tops to pair with my suits.

Jada said...

You are going to be looking cute at the concert with that top on!