As we advance in our sewing skills, we look for other alternatives. Cutting your own bias strips sometimes requires purchasing extra fabric and they can be tricky to get uniform.
We found a great sheer stretch "ribbon" by Renaissance Ribbons to try on our Burda Tee 7645, which we are working up in a creamy off-white ponte knit. (Cutting bias strips of this knit would probably be too bulky when sewed to the neckline of the top.)
The ribbon is applied to the very edge of the neckline and sewn in place. Super easy!
Once the ribbon is sewn on the neckline, a quick turn under and
some top stitching makes this tee-shirt neckline clean and polished.
We used the same ribbon on the armholes. The results are a finished neckline worthy of a Pro!
What a year it's been for sewists and fabric lovers! I hope you have enjoyed seeing all the garments we are inspired to create here for my blog. Many of the garments are up in the store for you to see.
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|Future blog: Mytle Dress by Colette and Morris Blazer by Grainline!|