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sewing sheer mesh

mem | Posted in General Sewing Info on

I am starting to make the Kwik Sew twisted top pattern in a double layer of mesh. I have made thuis top before and it fits well but I havent made it in mesh . I want to use a double layer in the front and back piecesfor modesty purposes and am in a quandry as to whether to treat the double layer as one or whether I should sew them together at the neck and around the armhole but keep the hems separate . The sleeves are going to be a single layer.I am also wondering if a serger rolled lettuce edge or a zig zag lettuce edge is best . I would value your opinion.


  1. SherryG | | #1

    I can't give you an opinion regarding the serging techniques,  but I think the hems being loose and separate would look great.  Laying of sheers is fashionable right now and is very airy looking.  But I guess it would also depend on whether you plan on tucking the blouse in, or letting it out. 


    1. mem | | #2

      It will be loose and so you think that all verticle seams should be separate??

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    Becky-book | | #3

    About the lettuce edge... I always try it out on a scrap first, make sure the grain or stretch of your scrap is the same as the 'real thing'. Then you decide which look you prefer. I like to use "wooly" in the upper looper when making a lettuce edge, sometimes in a contrasting color!

    Happy sewing,


    1. mem | | #4

      Thanks its my next project.

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