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Message Board > Sewing Techniques and Tips > Favorite self-made bias tips? ( Moderated by MissCelie)

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Favorite self-made bias tips?
More ideas for T-necks and embellishments
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Date: 11/18/12 9:55 AM

2 techniques a little different seen on RTW:
Lay your doubled bias, about 3/4" wide with the fold up, under the wrong side of the raw knit neck edge so it sticks up half-way. Stitch on the outside about 1/4" on the bodice, then again lower with a decorative stitch. You can also cut thru a wider bias binding fold at the neck and it will roll over naturally
and not ravel.

On a V-neck, cut a bias (or extend a facing piece) about 2" wide and long enough to go from the center V, around neck, and diagonally crossing the V to one side seam at the waist.
Pin and try on first so it doesn't cross the chest at an unwanted spot! Stitch it around the neck, stopping each side at the V clip, so the RS will show when turned.


Clip curves, turn RSO, lap the long end over the short end at the V, turning under the rest of the band 1/4" at its top edge and all around lower edge. Topstitch all the way around at neck edge and lower edge to waist. This gives you a fast Faux-Wrap effect without the extra fabric, plus no gap. Options--cinch the waist side with a strip of elastic to make it look more gathered. Use a contrast band or lace/cord edging on band edges for interest.

Check your Nancy's Notions shows, they usually repeat several times so you can tape them. The other day she showed interesting rolled flowers using bias binding with cording inside, like pillow cording. With a backing, they were a pin-on accessory or used on headbands.

Always interesting to see new tips for changing basic T tops.
It seems ruffles and ruching are waning, so what's new?

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Date: 11/19/12 0:41 AM

You have some great ideas. Could you post photos please? It would be great to help us visualize what you are describing.

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Date: 11/19/12 7:28 AM

Sorry, no camera capacity, but there is a nice closeup of the Wrap on the Reviews here.
The Faux-Wrap idea is from an OOP pattern picked up
at a garage sale--Simplicity 5190.
-- Edited on 11/19/12 8:09 AM --

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Date: 11/19/12 8:20 PM

The techniques you are describing are they in Simplicity 5190 instructions?
I'm like Deesews. For somethings I need a visual first to feel comfortable that I'm doing things properly.
But thanks for writing it out! I'll try out this technique -- maybe when I can find Simplicity 5190.

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Date: 11/20/12 6:38 AM

That's the technique in 5190, but you can just try it on a standard favorite V-neck pattern or RTW. Pin a wide strip all around neckline and to one waist side to see the effect, or flip existing facing pattern pieces to the outside, extending the length of one front piece. Often you can find out-of-print patterns on Etsy.
Altho this is for wovens, it would hang great in a knit and eliminate the neckline and skirt gap problems. The 2 main pattern pieces are just the same as extending a V-neck shirt to the knee without having a separate waistline seam. The bottom width on a Size 14 is listed at 49", like an A-line skirt. Only 2 reviews on here suggested nipping in at the waist.
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