Are you terrified of sheer fabric? The trick to gaining confidence is to start with the right type of fabric and a simple design. This Sew-Along will guide you through the process of making a basic sleeveless top. You will learn:
Special thanks to our Industry Partner, Made to Sew, for assisting with video tutorials.
We recommend McCall's 7411 which has a number of style options. Of course, if you have your own best-loved pattern, feel free to use that. A few things to consider if choosing another pattern...
Whichever pattern you choose, make yourself a toile if you have not previously used the pattern. The sew-along will not deal with fitting issues; it's all about conquering the dreaded sheer. When fitting, pay particular attention to the placement of the bust dart.
The sew-along will be offering construction information for both a single layer top (View B) or a double layer top (View C). These styles have different hem treatments; one has a curved hem and the other a straight hem with side splits. Instructions will be provided for both options.