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Princess seams on lightweight fabrics
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Vintage Joan
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Date: 8/18/13 5:27 PM

How would you recommend finishing princess seams on a blouse where the fabric is lightweight or slightly sheer?

Polyester-cotton voile is the fabric I'm using. The pattern is 7189 Burda, view A.

Thanks!

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Date: 8/19/13 12:42 PM

Bump.

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Date: 8/19/13 1:22 PM

tiny french seams?

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Date: 8/19/13 5:25 PM

I agree--french seams, or narrow flat-felled seams will also work. I have some old (19th/early 20th c) white cotton undergarments that all have tiny flat-felled seams, and they are beautiful. You may need to baste by hand.
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Date: 8/19/13 6:59 PM

Thanks, mmcp and goodworks1!

I'm kind of wishing my DD hadn't picked such a lightweight fabric, but oh well. It should be pretty.

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"Some people are so poor, the only thing they have is money." ~ Seen on a t-shirt worn by a young missionary in India

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