SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Beginner's Forum > Need advice on finishing Jalie Scarf Neck Top ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Need advice on finishing Jalie Scarf Neck Top
redrockcity
star
redrockcity  Friend of PR
Intermediate
MO USA
Member since 11/2/09
Posts: 17
Send Message

      



Date: 1/18/11 4:13 PM

I am in the process of making a few Jalie Scarf Neck tops to round out my winter wardrobe. Although the pattern is generally excellent (I love magic burrito to beautiful scarf transformation!) I'm having trouble figuring out how to finish the center front seam.

The first issue is that I can't find an easy way to ensure that I leave a 1/4" unsewn between the end of the center front neck line and the scarf. No matter what I try I end up either sewing it all down with the serger, or, when I pull the shirt out of the burrito the 1/4 seam allowances I carefully manage to save on my first pass, are now folded and sewn to the scarf collar if that makes sense.

The second issue is that even if I manage to keep the 1/4 in free (or more like use my scissors to snip 1/4 inch SA free), when I sew it up with the serger it ends up looking terrible with either a tiny bit of extra fabric between the ends of the scarf and the CF seam or, worse, part of the the scarf sewn together. The only way around this issue I can see is to finish the last bit of the CF seam by hand. Is there something I'm missing? I love the lines and fit of this top but the way my versions look now is not exactly RTW!

Any advice welcome!!

becca a
starstar
becca a  Friend of PR
Intermediate
VT USA
Member since 11/6/04
Posts: 828
Send Message

      



In reply to redrockcity


Date: 1/18/11 4:20 PM

I ended up sewing mine by hand at the top of the CF seam. I am curious to see if someone has a better method.

Amy-may
star
Amy-may
Intermediate
IL USA
Member since 6/7/05
Posts: 1220
Send Message

      



Date: 1/18/11 5:06 PM

I use my sewing machine for the first couple of inches of that center seam. then I serger up from the bottom of the center seam and fade off the edge when I meet back up with the stitching line. I don't think you can use the serger for that entire seam nicely.

redrockcity
star
redrockcity  Friend of PR
Intermediate
MO USA
Member since 11/2/09
Posts: 17
Send Message

      



Date: 1/18/11 9:10 PM

Amy,

Thank you!!! I kept thinking there was some super secret serger trick I was missing!

Amy-may
star
Amy-may
Intermediate
IL USA
Member since 6/7/05
Posts: 1220
Send Message

      



Date: 1/18/11 11:11 PM

Well, I guess you could serger each seam allowance of the front seam separately, then ...wait for it.....sew the center seam with the sewing machine!

I do finicky bits on the machine, such as matching the seam under the arm for an inch or two, then serger the entire seam. It keeps the accuracy of a more perfect 5/8" while taking advantage of the speed of serging.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Beginner's Forum >> Need advice on finishing Jalie Scarf Neck Top

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Fun with Fitting - PANTS
Fun with Fitting - PANTS

Register

Altering Jackets
Altering Jackets

Register

You Sew Girl 75mm Purse Frame Purse Pattern

You Sew Girl 75mm Purse Frame Purse Pattern

Buy Now
Petite Plus Patterns Swing Coat

Petite Plus Patterns Swing Coat

Buy Now
Simplicity 2174

photo
by: kittecat

Review

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.