Despite my best intentions, I normally miss the boat when it comes to participating in sewing series but due to the confluence of Selfish Sewing Week, Spring Top week, Me-Made-May and Need Moar Long Sleeves Year I've got a make that fits all four! Step forward low scoop Trifecta Top in XL stripes.
These stripes are the best because I have both red and royal blue jeans to match, but I find sewing stripes more laborious for trying to get them to match over the side seam. I think I've cracked it, though: rather than matching them up perfectly when you run them under the serger, shift it so the stripe on the top falls a teensy bit below the stripe on the bottom. The feed dogs will push the bottom layer forward while running it under the foot and suddenly they're aligned! Caveat lector: this is true with my machine, perhaps not others. So focussed was I on matching the stripes that I completely dropped the ball on the neckline! That tiny bit of blue on the left side drove me demented and I could not leave it as such. A seam rip and fix the next day and all is well in the world again.
I'm not getting very many 'proper' photo shots of my Me-Made outfits recently- I even made a dress for a wedding last weekend without getting pictures. Sad! Steven really hates