Double Bias Length Extension
This technique came from a vintage suit I saw a few months ago. The idea was used to extend the sleeves with bias fabric inserts. The suit was in a very small glen plaid and the inserts on the bias added interest. I thought it would also be a great way to extend a pant hem or add interest to a straight skirt. This technique could be used to lengthen different areas in a garment but also to add interest using contrasting colors as it is shown here.
In the example shown, the blue fabric is the sleeve. The two white bias strips are the inserts. The two bias strips when sewn together and pressed around the raw edges of the red and blue fabric finish at 5/8-inches wide each. The white bias fabric is cut 4 times the finished width. Example: 4 x .625 (5/8-inches) = 2.5-inches wide. You will need a 2.5-inch…
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