how do I finish armhole on knit tank top
After trying for a couple of years to get a pattern for knit or woven tank top to fit I finally just traced a top I bought from K-Mart and I used that as my pattern for a knit tank top. In doing so I have no instructions and I don’t have enough experience to know how to finish the neckline and armholes. I tried putting bias strips made from the same fabric as the top itself, a light weight cotton interlock, but it was disaster. Should I turn under the raw edges and stitch? I can see the edge stretching out of shape now. I tried a Kwik-Sew pattern once that called for facings. Not only was a top an extremely poor fit but the facings just kept flopping out, not like a woven facing that has interfacing to give it some body. How do the commerical garment makers put that little bit of bias on so nicely? Please help, I am wasting a lot of nice knit fabric trying to make a $5.00 top!