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Attaching Bias Binding to V-Neck

Stitchwitch | Posted in General Discussion on

I am sewing a V-Neck dress with a ruffle @ the V-Neck.  I want to finish this off with a bias binding, insted of a facing.  I’m not sure how to treat the section where it forms the V.  Please help.  I use the French Binding method.  For a 1/4″ finsih on the right side, I cut a 2-2.5″ bias strip, them I fold it in half and attach it to the neckline with a 1/4 inch sean.  Turn it to the inside, and attach it to the row of stitching by using a slipstitch.

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  1. suesew | | #1

    You have me intrigued. I 'm going to have to play with this tomorrow. And I would suggest you practice on scrap first. First I'd stay stitch the V and clip to the point and then I'd sew the bias on with the 1/4 inch seam and then I'd play with the folding.

    1. Stitchwitch | | #2

      I figuered it out.  First re-inforce the V - point with shorter stitches for about 1/2" on either side.  Stitch the binding to the neckline, pivoting at the V-point.  Similar to a continuous placket on a sleeve. Now for the secret. Mitre the binding at the V-Point, and then turn it to the inside.

      1. rjf | | #3

        Are you clipping into the V so you can sew the binding on as if it were a straight line?   rjf

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