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Date: 4/9/13 6:08 PM

How would you recommend I hem a silk jersey evening gown? Is a coverstitch hem too casual for a high-end gown?
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Date: 4/9/13 7:01 PM

When I made my silk jersey gown I used a blindstitch on my machine that was especially for knit fabrics. It has the zig-zags closer together than the normal blind stitch. On my Janome 6500P it is Mode 3, stitch 07. It was fast and practically invisible from the outside.
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Date: 4/10/13 1:26 PM

Thank you! Can you do a blind hem on a serger?
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Date: 4/10/13 2:39 PM

I think you can, but I did mine using a regular sewing machine.
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Date: 4/10/13 8:10 PM

Machine or hand blind hem. My dd has a silk jersey Diane Von Furstenberg dress. It's blind hemmed with a blind hem machine after double turning a narrow hem.

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