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September: Variety

Montrose

You will definitely want to wear a vest top or similar under this sheer fabric. For my option I have completed view B which has a higher neckline and a keyhole back and button fastening. View A requires no button but has a gathered back and yolk with a lower neckline. 

Rather than show you the whole sew along here this time I have got the key components for the construction so you can pick the videos you wish and of course I’m on hand if you have any extra questions.

Happy sewing!

Here is how my Montrose top from Cashmerette looked at the end.

Seam finish – How to construct a french seam so the raw edges are finished.

You may be wondering if there is anything different you need to do with this fabric when you are sewing it. Here are some tips

How to lay out this lacy fabric for cutting the pieces of the Montrose top.

Seams – Different ways you can use a bias binding to finish the seam allowance and prevent fraying.

A little tip to make marking darts a little easier.

I’m sure you are all well practiced in sewing darts now but this throwback from the Sloan sweatshirt has some tips for sewing the darts (except we do not need a stretch stitch for the Montrose!) 

For view B of the Montrose top we need to cut into the back piece and add a keyhole back with a button fastening.

How to finish the neckline of the Montrose top using the facing

How to sew a button loop which will be required for sewing the neckline of the Montrose top view B

Sewing on a button – I would recommend sewing by hand for the Montrose top but the process is the same as shown here.

For View A you will need to gather the back lower bodice before attaching to the yoke.

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