Sunday, June 28, 2009

bias tape on the edges.

bias taped edges 1a

i just spent almost an entire weekend creating a front facing for the buttons & trying to apply all that bias tape i made to the armhole and neck edges of the 40's jumper.


the whole mitering the corners thing was where i ran into trouble. i tried my best to make it look good, but i'm still not happy with it. there's got to be a better way to reconcile corners.

i note a lot of day dresses & jumpers from the 40s have trim (rickrack, lace, ruffles) around the neck and armhole edges. i'm beginning to wonder if the trim is there to hide manhandled edges.