how to seam a wrap flap having a bias trimmed edge ?

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If that was not clear .

I am creating a girl's top that has a *faux* wrap front. The wrap
part seams to the side according to the instructions.

pattern  neue  mode 55535

However, I want to trim the edge of that faux wrap/flap with some
bias binding (call is personalized styling).

Is there a proper or best way to accomplish this modification ? I
would appreciate some ideas on how to do this ?


I thought maybe i could add a little extra width to that side
seam and then add the bias binding on top  of a fold in the
fabric which would leave maybe a seam allowance and a bit hanging
out of the bias binding ont the back side then i could seam that
to the side of the dress ? but that sounds a bit dodgy  and it
might pull up ( in my rank amateur sewing knowledge).

Simpler idea could be to  bias bind the wrap edge (at the seam
allowance) then sew a strip of fabric down the back of that edge
with a *stitch in the ditch* next to the  binding. Then seam to
that extra added bit of fabric ? again sounds dodgy ?


anyways you can see how/why i am stuck for a solution.

Thanks for any helpful replies,
robb


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easier to go to link ...

http://www.neuemodeusa.com/item.php?model=55535neu

appologies, i was not trying to make it difficult to find on
purpose :}

robb


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You will probably want to hand baste the binding.  Adding
bias to a bias edge is tricky.  The other possibility, if
the edge has a separate facing, would be to insert a bias
strip, similar to piping, but not "filled."

--
Beverly
http://ickes.us/default.aspx



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Thanks Beverly, for the help.
I understand. There is no  facing but i can add it.

thanks again,
robb


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Is this the top diagonal edge of the faux wrap?  Are you doing view B
with the bias binding on the collar too?  If you are binding both, you
might want to consider doing it in one step with one continuous piece of
binding.  In order to do this, you would need to change the order in
which you put it together, saving step 5 until later in the process.

--Betsy

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Thanks Betsy,
For the reply and help.

I do want to bias edge the top of the diagonal edge *and* i want
to continue it down along the side seam and then take it around
the bottom edge of that top and across the bottom.

Similar to the edging done in this piece (as an example)

http://www.chineseclothingonline.com/images/WSYCX-026m1.jpg

thanks again for the help.

robb



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robb wrote:
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One thing that is different about your mock wrap is that it goes all the
  way over to the sleeve.  Unless you want to make major changes to the
front pattern pieces, binding the top of the the mock wrap part and then
separately binding the bottom of the blouse may be your best bet.

One option for binding the top of the mock wrap would be to open up your
binding and sew it on the right distance below the seam line so that you
can iron it up then sew the rest as usual, catching the top of the
binding in with the seam.

With this method, you could sew the pattern as called for in the
directions, just adding a step to sew and iron up the seam binding after
applying the stabilizing strip of interfacing and before joining the
front pieces.

If you look at other pictures at the same store, if the wrap goes all
the way over to the sleeve high up like your pattern, they do not open
up down the side and have separate binding at the bottom.  If this is
not the look you want, you can change the pattern pieces so that the the
upper front piece goes all the way down to the side seam and change the
main front piece so it has the look you want for the binding.

--Betsy

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