I won this really pretty pink gaze crepe fabric from Sew Exhausted earlier this year and thought it would be a pretty spring blouse. The problem was that January in Indiana is cold.
But now it is finally getting warmer (slightly) and spring is on the way,
So I made Mcalls 6604
This top went together very quickly and would look nice in many different fabric types both knit and woven.
The scoop of this top looks more like the line drawing rather than the one pictured on the model. I will raise the neckline a bit the next time. When I attached the binding I did not sew it down by hand on the inside. I instead folded the binding in half, sewed it to the inside (wrong side ) of the neck then folded it to the front and topstitched. This picture shows the binding and the front pleat detail.
I finished the sleeves with a 1/2" double turned hem. I wanted a deeper hem for the top but I did not want to use to much length so serged a 1" band to the bottom pressed the serging up and then top stitched the serging down.
This is also faster than double turning the hem and gives a bit more weight to the hem than if I just serged, turned up and top stitched.
The back shoulder area was also a little snugger than I prefer but it did not look tight while I was wearing it. Maybe if the front of the top was brought up through the shoulders it would fix both the neckline and the back shoulder area. I'll try it next time and let you know how it works. I also wore this top on Easter with a pink skirt and was happy with the look.
I think I was able to make this top in about 1-1/2 hours which is another reason to like it.