Do you have a fear fabric? For me, I have several, but my biggest fear has been mesh. And yes, it did make me feel like this....
I finally decided to overcome my fear by trying a few projects and I have decided that sewing with mesh is fun! If you too have a fear of sewing with mesh, just take a few precautions and you'll be fine.
Now, I wished I hadn't been such a silly-goose and tried so many more mesh projects sooner!
Look how fun this fabric is!
Perfect for fall, don't you think?
This fabric is ultra comfortable on your skin as well. You can't say that about every fabric you wear...right?
This top is made in a 'cocoon' shape which is sort of funky but I like it! However, you must choose the right fabric. This is a StyleArc pattern and here is a picture from the site:
The cocoon shape is more pronounced that it appears in the line drawing. The lower-sleeves are VERY narrow, so test the fit prior to sewing together.
Mesh is a great choice since it doesn't stand away from your body making you look like an egg, which is important!
I tested this fabric using both a regular sewing machine and a serger. It worked just perfect on my serger so that is how I stitched the entire thing.
I topstitched the neck band and the hems.