Next month we will be starting a class- Sewing with Silk in this class we will be learning ALL about Silk and how to clean finish a silk garment. One of the best ways to clean finish a silk chiffon garment is by using French Seams.
Back to the basics!
|1. Place the wrong sides of the fabric together, with the edges matching. Sew with a|
straight stitch 1/4" in form the edge.
|2. Trim the raw edges to approximately half.|
|3. Fold the seam the opposite way, so that the right sides are now facing out and|
the seam is pressed out to the edge.
|4. Complete the seam with a final row of stitching 1/4" in from the edge.|
This will enclose all the raw edges.
|5. Press flat with inside toward the back of the garment. Voila!|
Source: The Dressmaker's Technique Bible by Lorna Knight