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Kwik Sew 3023 is armholes facing necessary ?
Substitute bias edging for facing
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Date: 7/15/12 5:58 PM

Facing is suggested, but wonder if bias could be used in place of it. Fabric will be challis.g
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Date: 7/15/12 6:06 PM

I never use armhole facings. I use bias strips. Armhole facings never stay tucked inside the blouse.

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Date: 7/15/12 7:16 PM


thank you for the quick answer and it will speed up my finishing of my dress.
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Date: 7/15/12 7:25 PM

Facings are HARD! Challis would be lovely with a self-bias tape instead of a facing. Much less rumpled looking, too.

http://www.coletterie.com/fabric-haberdashery/tutorial-how-to-make-bias-tape
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Date: 7/17/12 9:11 AM

Thank you for info, but I added ready made single fold bias to one sleeve and it turned out rippley. What did I do wrong?

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Date: 7/17/12 4:13 PM

Without seeing a photo, I'm going to bet that the curve was too steep. One way to fix this might be to press it out with a steam iron. Let it lay still 'til it cools off and dries a little, and it should be fairly permanent.
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Date: 7/17/12 4:18 PM

Are the ripples in the armscye or in the binding? If in the binding, the binding is a tad too long. If in the armscye, the binding is a tad too short. Measure the binding and your armscye. The binding should be just a tad, not even 1/4", shorter than the armscye to compensate for the curve.

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