bias tape facing

bias tape facing

With right sides facing, pin bias tape to neckline, starting at right shoulder, just behind the seam. Keep edges of neckline and bias tape matching and follow the curve.

bias tape facing

When you reach the right shoulder, cut bias tape, leaving about 1/2 inch (12mm). Place both edges of bias tape together and where the two pieces meet at the dress, fold over and pinch crease both ends.

bias tape facing

Draw a chalk line across the fold and pin the ends together. Undo any pins near the bias tape edges, move the fabric of the dress body away and sew along the fold. Cut ends to 1/4 inch of seam.

bias tape facing

Sew the bias tape to the dress dress using 1/4 inch (6mm) seam allowance.

bias tape facing

Open the bias tape up and press the right side of the neckline along the sewn seam.

bias tape facing

Next, fold the bias tape over 1/4 inch (6mm), to the edge of the neckline and press.

bias tape facing

Then fold bias tape to the wrong side of the dress, with approximately 1/2 inch (12 mm) showing.

bias tape facing

Press and pin in position, placing the pins on the bias tape side.

bias tape facing

Working from the inside of the dress, sew the bias tape a scant 1/8 inch (3mm) from the folded edge, taking special care on curves.

bias tape facing

Another option for sewing the neckline is to change to the widest zig zag setting and stitch around the neckline.

bias tape facing

Or opt for hand sewing the bias tape, using a blind stitch.