I have sewn a dress a few years ago, following a McCalls pattern that I have used many times. The front and the back are each made of four pieces. I have recently decided to turn the dress into a top by removing the sleeves and cutting the bottom.
This is the back, with a long zipper. Do not worry, the bottom is straight when I wear it. This top is form-fitting and do not look at its best on a hanger…
I have added three white beads on each side of the zipper, near the edge. Unfortunately, we do not see them clearly on the picture. The beads kind of disappear in all those white and pale pink on a slightly shinny polyester.
This is a polyester fabric that tends to distort. Even more so after ripping the seams. But I managed to keep the edges relatively straight.
The summer scarf I was able to make with the cut bottom of the dress. I added three white beads at each corner.
This is how my inside edges look like. Very simply done with a straight stitch.
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