Last night I made the Love Notions LDT (LaundryDayTee) with the free tank version. This pattern was free for quite awhile if you joined the FB page but now is at a discounted price.
After finding out I didn’t have enough fabric for a tank dress that I was planning to make, I decided to use the fabric to try the tank version of the LDT.
The fabric was a slippery bamboo knit/5% lycra, hot pink. I did the V-neck version.
I sewed the bands with a regular sewing machine so they lay nice and flat. Plus the banding instructions for the V-neck are sewn at angles in order to make a V.
Lots of coverstitching with this top, my favorite stitch.
People often ask how to secure the ends after coverstitching. It’s really pretty simple.
Here are a few tips I do when coverstitching.
This is the BabyLock coverstitch foot. I love it. When sewing, I am not looking at the needles, I am watching the spot where the arrow is pointed, just an occasional glance at the needles. I know exactly how far I want the stitch from the fold of fabric. I usually have the stitch length at 3. When coming to a area that has a lump of serged fabric underneath, I get ready to help the fabric go under the presser foot with out stitching in one place (cause of the bulk). What is so nice about the BabyLock Ovation is that I can put either hand behind the foot and guide or pull lightly so that the fabric keeps the same pace. Does that make sense?