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Date: 7/22/14 0:06 AM
I am making a jumpsuit out of 100% Shirting Broadcloth using McCall's 8214, a 1996 simple pattern. It is not listed on this site, but here is a link to it elsewhere. McCall's 8214
The purpose of this garment is to have something cool and lightweight that I can wear to the garden and be covered up.
It calls for binding on neckline. Can I use this same fabric on the grain, instead of bias, to make the binding? As you see, it is not a curvy neckline, a deep V, front and back.
Oh, it looks like the binding goes around arm hole, too.
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Date: 7/22/14 6:17 AM
I don't believe you'll be able to get it lie nice and flat if it's on grain. Especially going around the armholes.
Here's a great tutorial for diy bias binding using a smallish piece of fabric.
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Date: 7/22/14 6:39 AM
I'm with Mrs. C. Though the neckline is not curvy, it will still need to lay flat over the contours of your body.
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Date: 7/22/14 7:12 AM
I am adding my vote for bias binding. I sometimes make up some binding with much loved scraps so I can use it in a future project.
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Date: 7/22/14 3:28 PM
I looked at the front of that old pattern. And the back of it too. I don't think it's binding at all. I think they really did expect you to just go to the fabric store and buy a package of Wrights single fold bias tape. Because they do say 3 and 1/2 yards there, and that is how much that would be in a package of that most of the time. and it's not going to take all that 3 1/2 yards of it, for just those edges, unless it was cut in a really large size. And they did even tell you how wide they wanted it to be. So, the the single fold bias tape, all pre-packaged up there and bought as a unit wrapped up over a piece of cardboard, is just being used as a turn over facing on all the edges, and not binding around anything at all. I think that is also because it is supposed to be one of those extra quick and easy patterns even.
They just did not say, made with pre-packaged bias tape, and maybe they should have, but it was a long time ago, that pattern came out too.
Now a days, they might even list and print that different, on a pattern envelope back, like under Notions instead maybe, as one package of single fold bias tape.
You don't have to use a package of pre-folded, single fold Wrights brand, bias tape at all though, if you don't want to, you could just cut yours bias from scraps instead. And it would not even have to be on the full true bias to bend some, but I think it does need to bend some, and not be straight grain instead.
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Date: 7/22/14 4:46 PM
I concur, you do have to use bias binding. A v neck is usually subtly curved even though it looks straight, and of course the back neck is a curve. It also has to fold over and lie smoothly and the seamline is longer than the neck edge.
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