Hello again lovely people!
coming back with a more technical post about how to finish your neckline on the Marshmallow dress with bias binding if you don’t fancy facings on either version with or without Peter Pan collar. You can also use this technique for the sleeveless option to create a neater look on the dress 😃 Some versions I have seen around are these by Emily from Self Assembly Sewing, Anne at New Vintage Sewing or Lara Sanner from The Sewing Recipe.
So now about the binding! It is actually the perfect way to finish your neckline and armholes if you don’t like facings or if you prefer your dress to have a more professional look on the inside, which it is actually quite nice 😃 You can get bias tape almost anywhere. And now for the steps.
1. Take your bias tape and iron out one of the folded edges. Pin it around the right side of the neckline next to the raw edge leaving just a bit of tape at both ends.
2. Stitch all around the neckline using the line of the fold you pressed out as a guide (this line is 3/8’’/1cm away from the edge).
3. Now trim the seam allowance first and clip and press the seam towards the tape. Then understitch (as close as possible to the seam on the tape side) and shape the tape with your fingers pressing it all around to make it lay flat or press it gently with your iron towards the inside of the dress.
4. To finish, stitch the tape to the neckline on the inside next to the fold. Give it a final press.
And you are done! You can use the same technique for the sleeveless version and play with different colours for the binding on your armholes.
Happy sewing and don’t forget to share your #marshmallowdress on social media! 😃