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RobA.
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Date: 5/2/13 3:14 PM

I did a muslin of this Butterick vest. After just a couple of tiny adjustments, it fits great. But the horizontal seam under the bodice would need to be finished nicely, since it is an open vest. I am going to be using an embroidered linen. Any ideas on how to finish that seam?

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Date: 5/2/13 3:19 PM

Depending on the weight of your fabric you could do a French seam, a flat felled or a mock flat felled seam. Here is a link to a few seam finishes.
Seam finishes
And a link to a mock flat felled seam- which would be the way I would go for your fabric type and weight. Mock Flat Felled

If you do not want a visible seam on the right side of your fabric, another option is to bind the seam, but make sure you use a very lightweight fabric to do so.

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Date: 5/2/13 3:42 PM

Thanks, the mock flat fell looks like it might work really well. I did think of binding, but thought it would get very bulky.

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