Vee-neck stabilizer

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Vee-neck stabilizer

New postby hensl on Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:46 pm

Hello. I am making a dress to wear to a wedding. It is satin backed crepe and it has a vee-front at the bust. I am concerned that like satin, when I clip into the centre of the vee to turn the facing under, the centre point may be weakened and fray slightly. Would you iron on some interfacing to hold it neatly before clipping into the vee?
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Re: Vee-neck stabilizer

New postby sewingmom on Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:13 pm

It sounds like a light fusable innerfacing would be good to iron onto the inside of the v neckline before stitching it and then it will hold when it is clipped at the V.
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Re: Vee-neck stabilizer

New postby MartySews2 on Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:30 am

Facings should always be stabilized in any garment. A good fusible interfacing (not the cheap stuff) will work. Also, you may want to reinforce the stitching at the v-neck by sewing it twice. I believe it is Nancy Zieman who recommends when sewing a v-neck to start at the neckline, come down to the v & go one stitch past. Then on the other side, start at the neckline, come down to the v & let the seams intersect by one stitch. Back stitch each seam at the v point for reinforcement. Then clip close to the edge on each side of the seam allowance to remove the excess fabric. Hope you can understand this.
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Re: Vee-neck stabilizer

New postby Magot on Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:03 am

That is a good tip Marty!
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Re: Vee-neck stabilizer

New postby DorothyL on Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:34 am

Would you iron on some interfacing to hold it neatly before clipping into the vee?


Yes.
That's a great idea Marty.

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