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« on: June 24, 2010 08:47:54 AM »

I have just made a sun dress with a shirred bodice, and since this was my first time shirring anything, i didn't think to finished the top seam of the shirred section before attaching the bust portion to it. It's made out of cotton, so i'm afraid it will fray badly. Is there any way i can finish the ends on the shirred seam, while keeping the stretch?

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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2010 02:09:18 PM »

try bias tape. i use it when i make my daughters dresses (although i apply it before i shire.)
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2010 05:14:34 PM »

I can't really picture what seam you mean, but if it's a regular seam on the inside, you can just zig-zag it (stretch the shirring flat while you do it).
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