finishing seams on princess line, sleeve
When I was 10 years old and learning how to sew in 4-H, nobody ever even mentioned the possibility of finishing seams. I have had a serger now for many years but I am still not clear about a couple of issues – maybe you can help.
I am unsure about how to finish seams on a princess-line dress or jacket. The seam has to be clipped extensively after stitching to allow the curved seam to be pressed open. Should I serge the edge, then stitch and clip? Or finish after clipping – if so, how?
What suggestions do you have for finishing the sleeve cap? My options seem to be to serge the edge of armhole and of sleeve, then assemble; or serge them together after it’s done.
Would you serge-finish the seams of a lined garment, to provide better durability? or is that overkill?
Thank you all for your suggestions and help!