Seam binding and stripes

This is the first of the stripey shirts I made a few weeks ago. The front and back are identical, except for the direction of the pleat (an ordinary box pleat in front and an inverted one in back). Each of the two pieces is more or less a trapezoid, with a bit of curve added at the neckline and armholes. I added black seam binding around the the top, to finish the edges and form two sets of straps. The seam binding begins at the center back pleat, runs off the edge and continues unattached for 6″ to form a strap before reattaching in front to finish the front neckline. Another piece finishes the armholes and forms a second strap, sort of as if the seam binding were following the edges of tank top strap that isn’t really there.

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