Washington USA Member since 10/3/04 Posts: 226 Skill: Advanced Body Type:
Date: 4/27/13 3:01 PM
I am making up McCall's M6436, a loose-fitting women's dress-style shirt. The fabric I'm using is a lovely "linen suiting" that is very slightly sheer. I plan on sewing using french seams, but I was wondering if anyone had a beautiful technique for binding the armscye seams? I do not like sewing french seams for the armscye, so if there is something pretty using a binding technique I'd like to try it!
Georgia USA Member since 2/12/09 Posts: 28 Skill: Intermediate Body Type:
Date: 4/28/13 8:37 AM
I use a modified flat felled stitch. This is a tutorial for the flat felled technique Flat felled
I choose not to have the second stitching sewn to be seen on the right side of the garment. I folded over the longer side of the seam allowance and sewed the fold to the shorter seam allowance. This stitching could not be seen on the right side of the garment. You can see photos of this at this review Modified flat felled -- Edited on 4/28/13 8:40 AM --
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