Paper and Cloth 2

Notes for my triangle seamed crop top. I have always loved a kimono sleeve, which is one of my signatures. It is just so simple, hangs beautifully, and eliminates fitting a separate sleeve which can be quite annoying.

To sew two opposing triangular shapes together you must turn the top layers seam allowances under, pin, baste, and sew.

It is time consuming, but totally worth it to baste as it can avoid some serious headaches. Notice how well the points match up. I didn’t even have to fudge with the pattern to get them to match, even on the final lightweight cotton silk.

I tried a few different sewing methods on this top, below being two different topstitching methods. It doesn’t help that the thread is black, but I really did not like the look of topstitching these seams.

I ended up sewing them from the inside, which on two opposing triangles can be difficult. However, I somehow managed to serge the edges and sew them in perfectly in the final cotton/silk fabric.

The finished garment is meant to be paired with a high waisted skirt or short and should just skim the middle of the waistband. You will have to wait for the show to see the finished fabric, unless of course you were at the buyer event. The cotton/silk is so lightweight and makes the perfect summer top. I self binded all the edges and did end up edge stitching them (similar to topstitching). I am trying hard to avoid hand sewing anything as it is so time consuming and I am unable to put it in the cost of my final garment. It would sky rocket the price! Although nothing looks better then a hand sewn hem, I am very happy with the edge stitched method I am starting to apply.

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