Also, I couldn't get a good picture, but the fabric weave has subtle raised threads forming a sort of irregular window pane effect. Does anyone know what this kind of weave/fabric is called?
I also made my very first lapped V-neck. I followed the directions in Sewing Activewear from the Singer Sewing Reference Library that I got from the public library. I'm still uncertain how to finish off the raw edges at the last step, but I think with practice I will figure it out.