Staying a Neckline and Armhole
Staying a neckline or armhole will ensure that you have a polished, professional, gap-free look when making garments with a scoop neck or a sleeveless armhole. The underlying idea behind staying a neckline of armhole, is the stretch of the bias, on the curve. Some people say I’m a bit paranoid about staying, and my preparation is a bit of overkill. BUT-my necklines and armholes don’t gap!
Mark a seam line and cutting line with a dual tracing wheel andcarbon on the back side of the fabric. Use a 1″ (2.4cm)wide seamallowance, folks-it provides “insurance” if you need it, and you can trim it off later if you don’t. You may wish to darken the line, if you are worried that it won’t showup later. The pencils I use are either the Berol Prismacolor, or SchwannAquarellable. These have a soft lead and won’t distort the fabric. You canalso…
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