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Date: 9/2/12 8:24 PM

As I was cutting out my knit top, I realized I didn't get enough fabric for the back.
So I went back to the fabric store the next day- that bolt of fabric was gone- no one could find it in the whole store so they figured it was all sold.

I came back home and figured a way to fit all the pattern pieces on the amount of material I had. Only problem was the back of the knit top.

It had to be placed on the fold- and nothing I did would work.
So I cut out 2 pieces for the back and stitched a center seam.

My top is all made up and looks great- BUT I don't like the look of the back center seam.
It is a solid blue color in a jersey knit.
What can I do to 'hide' the seam from being so prominent?

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Date: 9/2/12 8:26 PM

Could you show us a picture of the top?

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Date: 9/2/12 8:34 PM

here it is
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-- Edited on 9/2/12 8:55 PM --
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-- Edited on 9/2/12 8:57 PM --

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Date: 9/2/12 8:50 PM

Lots of high end knit tops have cb seams and some add details to make them stand out. You can shape the back to fit better and if you have a sway back you need this seam to take out the wrinkles.

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Date: 9/2/12 9:53 PM

The top is lovely, and really doesn't need anything, but if you want, a row of small rhinestone, pearl, or fabric-covered buttons would look pretty.

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Date: 9/2/12 10:01 PM

Hi Changma- I was thinking the same thing. But I didn't know what size- any idea?... 1/2 inch?

I've never done fabric covered buttons- is that difficult?

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Date: 9/2/12 10:03 PM

I purposely look for tops with a center back seam! The seam gives one more fitting options and I think the vertical line down the center of the back is slimming!

Your top is lovely!

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Date: 9/2/12 10:05 PM

I would use small buttons, but I haven't looked at buttons in a while, so I can't really note a size (I'm thinking kind of like the ones on the back of a wedding gown). And no, covered buttons are not difficult.
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Date: 9/3/12 2:59 AM

I like it just the way it is. If you want to make it look intentional, what about putting in an exposed zipper.

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Date: 9/3/12 4:06 AM

I think it looks just fine too. I wouldn't be too overly critical about a back center seam. You don't see it anyways

Lots of tops have that. Press it flat so it doesn't cave in and you won't notice it as much either.

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