We were recently discussing difficulty with getting curved hems to lie flat...I thought maybe bias tape? Has anyone tried it on necklines or armholes?

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Friends - I realize I posted on that rounded apron neck hem on the "Apron" post and not here. Well, I had a suggestion for making cuts in the curve and sewing them flat. I tried it and it worked, to a degree, but still not perfect enough to look "nice". So I think I give up on that pattern for any more than a kitchen or work apron. Or I will round the neck as Isabel suggested. Even rolling the hem would not help much when there is such a severe curve as around the bottom of those curves. It just isn't physically possible to fold, or roll the edge of that curve twice and have it stretch the distance.

Barb

Darn it all, I really wanted this pattern to work out!! back to the drawing board ladies. :(

Tina

If you guys want, I have all the pattern sizes, and could make you each one, no charge :) I have a week off coming up for spring break, so I'll have time to get back to sewing.

I actually just used bias tape instead of facings on a jumper I made and I loved the way it worked. Much less bulk because the fabric of the jumper was flannel.

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