D needed a black or white shirt to go with many of her colorful skirts that are currently not getting worn, but I didn’t want to buy a boring t-shirt. So when I saw this cute chevron velour I snapped it up. I bought a lot so I could also make something for my older daughter with this cozy stuff.
This pattern, McCall’s 6786, is so perfectly my style. I love a Jackie O collar! I bought it in both my girl’s sizes because I could see so many possibilities. The collar is supposed to be cut on the bias, which would be fun to try. It was not a good idea for this fabric choice, though. It made me dizzy.
The velour is messy but easy to work with and has a little stretch. I still had to put in a zipper, though, because of the high neck. I added the gray faceted button and overlapped it a bit to help support the collar. I also interfaced both layers to keep it up.
The most challenging part of the process was cutting it out in a single layer to make sure the stripes were straight across and lined up. Even though they don’t come together perfectly at the zipper in a chevron shape, the black and whites do line up and create a nice continuity.
I copied my own sleeve variation (as I warned you I would) from the Mod Piped Dress but I forgot how I planned on sewing my ruffle into a circle before attaching it to the sleeve so that the seam didn’t show inside the bell of the sleeve. I guess I’ll be trying that sleeve treatment AGAIN so I can perfect it.
I foresee this top getting a lot of use since it matches with everything. A wardrobe staple that I still think is fun and stylish.