While the other two can have a dual personality — functional and/or style detail, understitching is ONE thing:
The neckline and armholes of sleeveless garments are going to need a pretty finish.
And when it comes to finishing these edges, you’ve got options, of course.
In this article, I will share the three ways you can finish an edge. And I will be sure to share the ugly and the good on those options.
When it comes to garment constructions, sewing your hem represents the finish line.
You have done all the hard work of preparing and stitching the garment carefully. And this is the last step before you get to flaunt a garment made with love, care, sweat, and maybe even tears.
But it is important to remember this…
Even if you sew curved seams or corners perfectly, there is absolutely no way that you will end up with flat, smooth curves or sharp corners if you haven’t become the mistress of…
grading, clipping, notching, and trimming.
Let me begin by sharing a true story that illustrates the importance of learning how to grade, clip, and notch curves…
If you’re a woman, then listen up, girlfriend, because darts are our best friend. And this is especially true the curvier you are!
Because darts live to do one thing…
Topstitching and edgestitching are the fraternal twins of machine stitches.
They are essentially the same with one simple distinction…
I believe with all my heart that a garment should be as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside.
And that means this…
I’ve covered how to pivot outside corners in my Let’s Practice Sewing article.
It is a super simple skill to acquire. And it comes in handy when you need to sew a patch pockets. Because who doesn’t love pockets!
I’ve covered how to become the total mistress of curves in my Let’s Practice Sewing article.
Frankly, it’s true that curves can be a little tricky to master at first.