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Posted on: 6/15/07 7:08 AM
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I thought of this when sewing my wedding dress, which was made out of 12 panels and each vertical seam was marked with black satin bias.

I tried at first to pin the bias and sew it but after sewing the first vertical seam and trying to sew the second, i ended up with a lot of drag lines (the bias was pulling to the right side) and channeling. It was awful!

Since then, everytime that I apply trim, ribbon and especially satin bias, I fix the respective trim with steam a seam on the garment. This keeps it nicely in place and also helps with getting a nice topstitch

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Nancywin said...
I'll have to give this a try. I almost never pin trim because it seems easier to hold it by hand as I sew it.
6/15/07 11:38 AM
AnneM said...
I have rarely used trim. Ok, I'm chicken. So this is very helpful.
6/18/07 6:20 PM
WhyNotSewIt said...
Nice tip for a professional look - thanks!
7/30/07 3:45 PM
lynda828 said...
You are a very clever sewer, I love your style and embellishment - inspiring.
4/5/08 9:35 AM
 
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