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Hi, I am making a dress from a pattern that has facings, but I am going to fully line the dress instead of putting the facings in. I would like to put something pretty around the neckline as it is quite a plain style and I am making it in one colour. Is is possible to add bias binding around the neckline to a lined garment?

Also I want to keep the interfacing in the garment to retain its shape. I was thinking to cut the shape of the interfacing and fuse it to the lining pieces. Is this the right thing to do?

Thank you, any advice would be appreciated.



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    Oct 29, 2012, 05.43 PMby katexxxxxx

    That SHOULD work, though I prefer a sew-in interfacing for this process… And there’s no reason not to use bias binding round your neckline. Just don’t use commercial bias tape! Cut your own from good quality fabric.

    How I do this:

    Cut the bias binding 2" wide. Fold in half down the length and press WITHOUT STRETCHING IT!

    Make up the dress and lining. Put the lining inside the dress, wrong sides together with the dress on the outside.

    Stitch round the armscye and neck, about 1/16" OUTSIDE the seamline…

    Trim the seam allowance off to the seamline.

    Place the raw edge of your folded bias binding against the new raw edge of your neckline. Sew in place 1/3" from the raw edge.

    Fold the folded edge of the bias binding to the inside. Pin in place and hand stitch to the lining. Be extra careful not to make ripples in the binding as you pin it to the inside.

    Press carefully. from the inside. Use plenty of steam and light pressure. Always use a pressing cloth.

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    Oct 29, 2012, 08.45 PMby shantimay

    wow thank you very much Kate, I will try it. Thanks again!

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