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Message Board > Bridal and Formalwear Sewing > crepe back satin seam finish ( Moderated by MissCelie)

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crepe back satin seam finish
have to reduce bulk in giant bust dart. Going to split it and flatten, trimming away excess. Need help with fraying issue!
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Date: 1/2/12 10:20 AM

So, I have a DD bust dart in a crepe-back satin blouse to deal with. Unfortunately I drew & cut the top with the idea of dart pressed upwards, but gravity is not my friend! So now I'm faced with a return that isn't quite long enough to catch in the seam when I split the dart and press it flat.

I have to reduce the bulk, so I will be trimming the dart edges once split & need a lightweight, non-scratchy seam finish to stop the fraying. Serging is out of the question due to the tricky position. Fray-check stiffens the fabric too much. Top is not lined, so if I'm binding the edge, I need something really soft & flexible.

Any suggestions for finishing the edges?

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Date: 1/3/12 2:34 PM

Can you not just pink the edges?

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Date: 1/3/12 5:17 PM

Seams great works well for binding edges like that.

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Date: 1/3/12 5:23 PM

even use some hair spray on the seams sometimes this works fantasticly , or clear nail polish applied very gently and not overly.
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Date: 1/3/12 5:25 PM

Hmm just read that your top is not lined, so the ideas I added are no good sorry.

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Date: 1/6/12 8:39 PM

I ended up splitting the dart, trimming the edges to 1" and binding them with a bias strip of silk organza. Looks nice & neat and feels fine. Don't think my customer will have to worry about abrasion ruining the inside of her blouse now.

Thanks for the suggestions.

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