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With the perfect fabric in tow from Gala, I searched my closet for an easy garment with an open back to replicate. Top is from Winners several years back for $14.99!
For areas that have fabric under it, use a tracing wheel to mark the paper. I used the tracing wheel to mark the split back hem and the front neckline.
Before finalizing the pattern pieces, you need to ensure certain seams match. These include the shoulder seams and the side seams. This is imperative as they need to be sewn together.
Sequence of sewing steps went as follows:
- Sew split-back hem seam
- Sew shoulder seams
- Sew neckline seam
- Sew FRONT hem
- Sew side seams, leave an opening approximately 5" on one side seam. This becomes your final opening to flip everything inside out. Basically, the fully enclosed look I desired.
- Sew armhole seam
- Hand sew 5" opening shut
- Hand sew split-back pieces and back neckline together
Hand Sewn Finishes
Opening was slip-stitched to ensure a smooth finish.
Written & created by Sheila Wong