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Topic: Deep sweetheart neckline with... border?  (Read 349 times)
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« on: April 12, 2008 09:55:56 AM »

Okay, so I bought this pretty purple and black italian wool. I decided I want to make a dress in this style:

I searched the topic and saw that to make the neckline you sew the curve inside out with the lining... but I want to border the neckline in the same fabric for a pretty seam...

If I just cut a strip of fabric and pin it along like bias tape I think it would scrunch up too much. Maybe if I try to cut it in the same curve of the dress? I'm not a very experienced sewer so if anyone has any brilliant tips they could share I will love you forever  Wink

ETA: It's really thin fabric if that makes a difference?
« Last Edit: April 12, 2008 10:00:28 AM by dyingsockgirl » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2008 10:49:47 AM »

1. bring the facing to the outside -- that will make your border.

2. really thin fabric will help a lot

3. cutting the facing on the bias will make it really flexible -- but bias takes careful handing.

CONGRATULATIONS for picking good fabric to learn on. The results are worth it!

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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2008 12:08:22 PM »

Yay! You are my hero of the day  Grin.
I have a few knitting projects to finish first, but I'll post a picture when I get to the dress. Thank you so much for your help, ScotSkipper!

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