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Date: 2/14/12 11:13 AM

I have made a simple top out of silk lawn...beautiful fabric but difficult to work with. I need a way to finsh the neckline without using facings. Any ideas?

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Date: 2/14/12 11:26 AM

When you check the link, you will find the suggestions from contributors posted below the little article.
How Would You Sew This Neckline?
This is on Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing. In this case, it is her readers that are helping her.

This article in Threads Magazine, Sheer Seams and Edges, Kenneth D. King, beautifully illustrates one of the suggested finishes.

You can find more information by stringing these words together with no spaces between the words for a Search.

chiffon thread

Search that in messages, there is no need to include the name of the poster, just leave that blank.

future search term: chiffonthread

I came back to edit being concerned about reminding you to practice on scraps first, but I see that you have lots of experience. If you don't mind, I'll leave this reminder in for less experienced sewers who are trying this for the first time.
-- Edited on 2/14/12 11:28 AM --

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Date: 2/14/12 11:29 AM

Paco Peralta did a fantastic tutorial on sheer fabrics a little while ago, that includes a method for finishing necklines using narrow bias tape.

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Date: 2/14/12 11:38 AM

I finished the neckline of this top using linen bias strips. The fabric of the top itself is a rayon/silk velvet burnout, and the bias strips made a 1/4" subtle border around the neckline edge when I was done with it.

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Date: 2/14/12 1:20 PM

Thanks Trinity, I have a similar piece of fabric in my treasure chest. Your neckline finish looks like the ideal way to show off the fabric within the garment.

Nicegirl, that is a fantastic tutorial.

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Date: 9/19/12 4:21 PM

Bumping for current question.

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Date: 9/19/12 7:08 PM

A narrow bias binding of self-fabric would be delicate and pretty. There should be a short video here with some nice ideas.

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Date: 9/20/12 2:56 AM

Thanks for that link Nicegirl - how beautifully clear are those photos!

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Date: 12/11/13 12:53 PM

Bumping for new projects.

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Date: 7/17/14 11:48 AM

I know I am a couple of years late but thanks for this post! I am finishing a blouse and the bias tape might be the answer to my prayers!

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