I’m making a pencil skirt out of a polyester gabardine that tends to fray at the edges. The pattern instructions don’t call for me to finish the side seams or the vent and I’m worried about how this will do in the wash. I’m not that easy on my clothes, either.
How should I finish the edges? Or should I just use an overcast stitch for all the seams and leave the edges alone?
I’m having trouble using the overcasting stitch because of tunneling. The fabric is just too flimsy and I don’t want to have to interface the entire side seam, and it still tunnels with the interfacing anyway. It’s not a tension issue and I’m using a brand new size 9 needle. Should I just buy a temporary wash-out fabric stabilizer/stiffener?
The garment will be lined and it has a 5/8" seam allowance.
Hello Kate, Thank you for responding. I got the answer, the cm’s are written on the pat…
yes, this sounds plausible. I will try this and let you know. Thank you!!
I just made the Babyville Boutique diaper pattern and found it to be successful. It has…
You are probably pulling the fabric down as you pin, or failing to allow the hem to ’dr…
Learn how to set your serger up for sewing a rolled hem in this week's new BurdaStyle Video!
Perfect the art of sewing collars and stands, including tricks you won't find in books or patterns!
Sip cocktails by the fire in faux fur, patterned silks, and more luxurious fabrics.
Fashion & Trends
See our picks for holiday parties, from brunch to a New Year's Eve bash!
Make something special and practical for your friends and family this holiday season!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.