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Date: 6/3/12 3:07 PM

Here is link to pattern.

href='http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/filebin/images/product_images/Full/M6118.jpg' target='_blank'>McCalls 6118 Link

It calls for the front, back and sleeve to all be cut on the straight of the grain. I was thinking I would get a nicer drape of the fabric on the bais. I am using 100% polyester chiffon.

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Date: 6/3/12 6:21 PM

I think it might drape that way a lot better too. But then it might also take up twice as much yardage, and cost twice as much to make. But I do think if the part gathered to the interfaced band over your chestsand shoulders there, was on the bias, then if normally where the gathering was, it was kind of stiff and bulky no matter what fabric, it would be less so and lie flatter against your body there. Might also make the hem and sleeves even more wavy and unstable, but because of the nature of the garment, I actually don't think that would look bad in chiffon at all either. So I say just try it, if you want it that way.

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Date: 6/3/12 8:38 PM

SEW funny!

I'm making this exact top now for my sister. I used a woven fabric and cut on the grain. Here's some pics so you can see what it looks like so far. Don't pay toooo much attention as it's still in construction and I'm trying to decide what hem to use (see my newest post). My fabric is a lot heavier than your chiffon tho, so I think it could look really good cut on the bias. But it will take a lot more fabric for sure!

Good luck!

M6118

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Date: 6/3/12 9:04 PM

Great minds think alike. lol. Thank you for the link to your top. I think I will give cutting on the bias a try......

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Date: 6/3/12 9:11 PM

I think I will give cutting on the bias a try with the chiffon. Its inexpensive and I reaaly would like a nice drape effect. I am also going to try a lettuce hem edge on both the sleeve and top hemline. Purchased a wash away stablizer and 100 weight fishing line to try the techniques. Wish me luck.

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Date: 6/4/12 1:17 AM

I can't wait to see your version!

Do you have a serger?? The lettuce edge is pretty easy to achieve with a serger and I didn't need any stabilizer or fishing line... just a thought!

Good luck!
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