Finishing Necklines

With spring break this week, I’m really surprised that I’ve managed to make it into the sewing room. Since my serger was already threaded for it, I decided to sew up my second version of the boatneck top. It’s not much, but I managed to baste the mesh to the jersey, bind the neckline, and attach the newly drafted top and bottom fronts and back together:

I still have quite a bit of work to do, but it’s starting to take shape!

3 thoughts on “Finishing Necklines

  1. Martha

    Will you describe how you finished the neckline? It looks great. This is always a stumbling block for me.
    Thanks. I can’t wait to see the finished top!

  2. stacy

    Sure! Here’s what I did for this neckline:
    I cut a strip of jersey 2 1/2″ wide (with the stretchiest part of the jersey going with the longest part of the strip) and pressed it in half, right sides together.
    I sewed the strip to the right side of the neckline (5/8″ seam allowance) then folded the strip to the wrong side of the garment and pressed.
    Then I sewed the jersey strip to the shirt using a 3/8″ seam allowance. I used a zigzag stitch since the material is mesh and it blends in nicely on the front of the top.
    I hope that helps!

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