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donella
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Date: 12/11/08 11:05 PM

I am having problems understanding the instructions for this scrub top neckband.It is a v neck with a band.Has anyone done this that could give me some tips????Pattern #5350

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Date: 12/12/08 7:38 AM

Donella, I gave up trying to figure out their directions or even for similar tops by Simplicity. I have made many of these tops and this is what I do now. I prepare the V insert like they say. I reinforce the V in the shirt and clip to the point. I press the seam allowance to the wrong side, pin my V insert in place and top stitch the whole thing in place. It works just fine though if you don't want top stitching I guess you a left trying to figure out those dang blasted instructions. I did get them to work once, but I swear it was like one of those crazy puzzles that just solved itself but you can't get it to do it again.

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Date: 12/12/08 7:13 PM

Thanks I will try that.I looked at a Simolicity pattern and I took that to be the way they done it.I hope it looks ok as I was making it for a gift.

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Date: 12/13/08 10:27 AM

I have had trouble with scrub tops in the past too. Someone on some sewing list I'd been on posted a reply from McCalls about one of their patterns and I have used these directions since then. It may or may not apply to your particular pattern but they worked pretty well.

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Anyway, here are the instructions that McCall's sent me.

1. When reinforcing the V front, use a stitch length of 18-20 stitches
to
the inch. Reinforce exactly on the 5/8" seam line.

2. Clip all the way to the point but not through it. Hint: Use appliquéé
or
buttonhole scissors to clip close.

3. After sewing bands together, stitch mark 5/8" seam allowance on each
band. An intersection will be formed at the point.

4. Pin band to front, right sides together starting with the right front.
Match the seamline intersection of the bands to the clip point.

5. Starting at the point, (first stitch must be in the point) sew to
neck
edge being careful to keep remaining sides free.

If I recall correctly (it's been something like 3 years), step 2 is the
one
left out of the pattern instructions that made it impossible to figure
out.
If you still have troubles, just e-mail the company. They offered to
send
me a sample, although with the above steps I was able to make the
neckband
come out quite nicely.

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Karen T in Md

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Date: 12/19/08 10:36 AM

Hi all-- I made this scrub top about a year ago, and I remember being really impressed with how nicely the neckband went together! Of course, I don't remember what I did...

What's worse, I have had that pattern pulled so that when I have some time, I can review those directions and my finished product, and post here about what I did to make it so easy. That word 'time' is the operative issue here. I'm DYING! I am so snowed under I feel like I can't move.

I promise, as soon as I reach some semblance of being 'caught up' I will post any thoughts I have. Based on the comments here, I'm thinking that I just got lucky.

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