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Sheer Madness!!!!

user-58338 | Posted in General Discussion on

I am making a bridesmaid gown from satin overlain with a sheer polyester chiffon.  It is all cut on the bias.  My problem is the chiffon seams.  I tried little french seams, but they got all bulgy and rippled.  What I ended up doing was making two fine seams side by side and trimming very closely – the bias should prevent it from ravelling.  It looks OK, but I’m wondering if there isn’t something more elegant that I could do.  I did a sample with narrow serging, too, but it showed. 

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.




  1. Elisabeth | | #1

    I think you found the best solution with the two lines of stitching. It sounds like the wrong side of the chiffon layer won't be seen so it matters most how it looks from the right side. If the seams are behaving you are set.

  2. alotofstitches | | #2

    What a nightmare!  Try pressing the seams as sewn before trying French seams to control the waving.  French seams are what RTW use.

  3. mem1 | | #3

    wouldnt using the differential feed on your overlocker fix this?? If you match the colour very carefully and use three threads only, it should be fine surely?. Certainly it would be better than wavey seams??

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