By Mary Carolyn Waldrep
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Apply the zipper to the upper back in the traditional manner rather than having it exposed. Trade in the zipper for some fun, decorative buttons as the closure at the back of the tank top. Tiny pearl or antique buttons will add a softness, or try three large flat buttons for drama and a bolder effect. Or skip the buttons altogether—add loops to both sides of the back and lace up the opening. THE TANK TOP: AVERY 53 Mix multiple and mismatched prints in one garment for a bold, clever look. Classic chambray never goes out of style.
When you construct the muslin, try it on as you go. For instance, you should try on the bodice of a dress before you set in the sleeves; try on the skirt before you sew on the waistband. You will find that you rarely have the exact measurements to match the pattern sizing. Jumping into a new pattern can often lead to ill-fitting garments and heartache—especially if you’re using expensive material. Although it takes a bit more time, making a muslin allows you to perfect the pattern for your body.
Bias-cut fabric will also appear to be more fluid and will have more drape, making it ideal for flounces, such as those on the Adelaide tank top (Pattern 26 THE MAGIC PATTERN BOOK A3, page 55). When selecting fabrics to cut on the bias, avoid any that are heavy or stiff, like cotton duck or thick denim. Natural fabrics like cotton, linen, wool challis, or silk are easier to work with and give the desired effect. Very slinky fabrics and synthetics may be challenging to handle unless you are a very experienced sewist.
150 Favorite Crochet Designs (Dover Needlework) by Mary Carolyn Waldrep