Onward my sewing journey, I am challenging myself to sew with non-behaving fabrics. Notably chiffon, silk and satin. I will always love cotton, linen and their blends. I've conquered knits, really there's nothing to it. It's all in the mind. But chiffon is REALLY a pain! You have to have the patience of Mother Theresa.
Mid way, I felt like throwing the whole top away and call it quits. But I wanted to show the fabric who's boss. I had visions of a breezy sleeveless top, not so sheer, a check on my modesty. The print and colour of this fabric is perfect for my skin tone. It has a border print and is 60" wide. So 1M is all you need and for RM5/M (Spotlight sale) it was a no brainer. In fact many other chiffon pieces came back with me that day. I figured that's an excellent price point to hone my chiffon sewing skills.
This sleeveless top is a a free pattern by Colette called Sorbetto. I've made many tops from this pattern and all in cotton and linen, never in chiffon. After many tribulations and plenty of perseverance, I now love the flowy silhouette and it looks quite slimming too.
|Iron the fabric allowance towards the bias binding|
|Iron again and ensure that the bias binding is not visible, this is called favouring|
|The neckline and armhole are then top stitched|
|French seam treatment for the side seams|