Some weeks ago I cut out 4 tops, that all required white thread. Though it’s taken me a bit longer to finish them, they were easy projects. First I made 2 Ottobre t-shirts. Not the most creative work ;)
I’ve used the pattern before and I like it. Using fabric with circle patterns is always a bit tricky, I couln’t but end up with one at center bust point. There are so many circles that it doesn’t really matter.
The only thing I changed was the binding of the neckline: for this I used the method described in Linda Maynard’s book Couture sewing techniques. I’ve used it before and it really is very nice.
The neckline on both tops. I didn’t make a picture of the white top, it’s what it is, just a white t-shirt.
For the neckband a strip of fabric is serged on one side. My serger didn’t do a good job on the knits and I just couldn’t get it right. It worked fine on a more stable fabric, but when I serged the knit fabric it went wrong. At that point I thought about stabilizing with water soluble tape. That did the tric and serging went smoothly. Below the roll of water soluble tape I bought at Beauty vof when going there with Els in September. It’s 2.5 cm wide (1 inch). I also used it for hemming. Serged it first and after that folded and topstitched with my coverstitch machine. Great combination and will do it like that most of the time now.
Of course you can cut your own strips when you have a water soluble piece of material. The roll is just very handy and for the neckline strip I even cut it in half, just needed it for stabilizing the edge, not the whole neckband.