This fabric is a thin knit with a border print that I bought by the pound at the craft thrift store. The piece of fabric had lots of yardage, enough for two more tops at least. The border is only on one side of the fabric:
Since New Look 6027 has a rectangular set-in yoke, I decided to use the border for the yoke.
When the fabric has a lot of drape like this one, I underline the yoke and then line it. This fabric was so floppy, though that I ended up quilting it to the lining, but the print is so busy that you can’t see the stitching.
The armholes and the neckline are finished with self-fabric strips. This week, M brought over one of the tops I had made for her from this pattern a few years ago so that I could see what I did the last time I made it. I do try to make notes on the pattern envelope telling what I changed or how I did things, but sometimes I forget.
Thin knits like this aren’t the easiest fabric to sew, but they tend to travel well, don’t wrinkle much and are easy to hand wash and dry if you are in a hotel room. I need to think of how to use up the rest of the yardage.
So that is the end of the machine being threaded in white thread for now. I tried to find all the things I could sew while the white thread was still on the machine, but now it is time to put the gray thread on and finish up the shirt for A.