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Bias Strip Insertion

Threads #158 featured this technique by Kenneth King. I used the bias strips in the front panels of a jacket, and on the sleeves, using an OOP Butterick pattern as my base. 

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Re: How to Add a Twisted Bias-Strip Panel

I just posted a photo in the Readers Closet, using this technique on a jacket. My panel runs vertically down the fronts of the jacket, and I also made a panel on bottom of the sleeves.

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