Mercer Top by Sewing and the City

Sewing Level: Beginning

Fabric: Wovens

I made size and View (if applicable): Size 14, Sleeveless

My mods: None except sewing

Description: Strong shouldered top with interesting details. Comes in a Curvy size range too.

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Notes: Very interesting to sew which I always enjoy. I finished with french seams and I planned on binding the armhole since I thought it was a continuous circle since I knew it was bound- however I was wrong! I don't recommend binding the whole armhole- it's a nice finish however it's not necessary and it does add some bulk to the side seam that could be hard for some machines to sew through.

I didn't notice until after I was done but I didn't get my flanges to meet on one side- the ended up in the side seam! That is the one shown in the picture. They should meet at the seam almost looking tip to tip.

I will admit, I had a lot of trouble trying to figure out how to the sew the underarm area as the instructions stated. I figured out a way, but it wasn't how the instructions stated- I don't think that works. But I'm not certain! I'd have to look in to it further but it wasn't going to work for me. 

Just be sure to finish that armhole seam somehow before you finish- I think a french seam is possible but would be hard and it would also add to the bulk. Use a zig zag or serger instead.

I also had a lot of trouble getting the pieces out of 1.6 meters. But it worked!

 

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