Are you ready to make this beautiful yet easy top? Yes? Let’s get started.
Below, you will find detailed descriptions of the making up of this top (I’ll be demonstrating view B), a slideshow giving you a visual point of reference as well as an audio description (cinch).
I’ve also introduced a tutorial video section covering techniques that I feel would benefit anybody taking part in this sew-along. I hope you find it of use.
You may also find links within my instructions. Do click on them as they are designed to help you succeed in this sewing project. After all, you want this easy top to look fantastic when you upload your photo’s to my Sewingista Gallery.
The New Look 6648 Easy Top Sew-Along
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Just before we start, are you sure you have everything you need to complete this sewing project? Visit – A Checklist for the New Look 6648 Sewing Project to find out and I’ll wait for you here.
Okay, we will begin with the slideshow.
NB – Click on each photo to enlarge it and take a better look.
A Little More Help!
Slide 1 – Reinforce the ‘point‘ of the V neckline by 4 – 5cm (1.5 – 2 inches) by sewing down to the ‘point‘ on both sides. This helps keep its shape and stops spreading.
Slide 2 – With the right sides of the front and back pattern pieces together, sew from the neck point to the end of the sleeve, matching up markings. Press the seam open.
Slide 3 – Fold the neckband lengthwise, ensuring the wrong sides are together. Press and then pin together.
Slide 4 – Lap the ends of the neckband together, creating a V shape. Sew together, through all thickness of the fabric.
Slide 5 – Pin the neckband to the neck line (see slide 1) with right sides of both placed together. Match up all of the markings and then machine sew into place.
Slide 6 – Top stitch close to the seam line. This seam line was created after the neckband was sewn onto the main body of the top. The top stitch adds a decorative element.
Slide 7 – View B asks for sewing of narrow elastic to the lower part of the sleeve. A great fashion sewing technique that we all should learn as this is an easy way of creating gathers or a ruching effect. See the video below.
Slide 8 – Create a narrow hem at the end of the sleeve by folding the very end once, and then a second time. This conceals the raw edge. Machine sew into place.
Slide 9 – Gather the sides of the lower band of the pattern, stopping at the fold line. Once done, fold the band in half, wrong side to wrong side, matching up the seams. Baste into place.
Slide 10 – Pin the completed band to the waist line of the upper section of the top, matching up all of the markings. Pin, baste and then machine sew into place.
And You’re Done!
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So by now, I’m hoping that some of you taking part have created a wonderfully easy top. For those still struggling, please remember there’s no rush and I’m here to help.
During the making of the New Look 6648 easy top sewing project, I did come across a key fashion sewing technique that I’d like to look at a little more closely, and maybe help some of you complete this sew-along.
How To Sew Narrow Elastic Onto Fabric
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So hows it looking?
Which top did you complete? Were you happy with the end result? Did my sew-along help?
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Happy fashion sewing
Colleen G Lea