Finishing edges on lightweight fabrics
Any thoughts welcome on this. How do you like to finish raw edges on thin, lightweight fabrics. In particular, I’m thinking of a rayon or poly lining fabric–On my current project, I am using french seams on the dress’ skirt lining, and an ordinary seam, pressed open within the bodice lining, which will be all enclosed. I don’t have a serger. I tried to use a zig zag finish on the seam allowances, but I find that the zigging and zaggin pulls at the fabric, making the zig-zag look narrower, and bunching the fabric, from left to right. Not flat and smooth like I was hoping. I might just go ahead and use the pinking shears inside the bodice. Can you think of another option for the skirt portion, or is the french seam really the way to go?