My latest creation is a result of some selfless sewing – the most rewarding kind - in the form of a Birthday camisole-type top for my lovely friend Hannah. The fabric is one I've used for a couple of aprons and on a number of occasions Hannah has drooled over it. Sadly I didn't have enough left to make her a dress, but that's probably a blessing in disguise as I don't think my sewing skills are that advanced yet!
I made 'View E' of New Look 6705, which unsurprisingly came together very easily and relatively fast. I say 'relatively fast', because this stopped being the case when I decided to put my own spin on things.
To avoid as many raw edges inside as possible, I chose to forgo the instructions for the yoke part and instead opted for my own method. I stitched the inner yoke parts together, turned them right side out and pressed the raw edges under. Then I sandwiched the raw edges of the bodice front and back between the yoke pieces and viola, no raw edges to be seen! This was trickier than it should have been though, because my lovely white eyelet fabric had a stretch to it and was hard to press under evenly. Had I used 100% cotton eyelet, it would have been fine.
I can't complain though as I'm happy with the result and Hannah seems to love it! Hopefully she'll send me photos of her wearing it that I can then share with you all!