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Unread 11-13-2012, 07:58 PM   #1
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Bias Tape Question

So I'm wanting to put some bias tape on something (The red here http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_wb-wlXgq7p..._hair_down.JPG on the skirt thing)

I know how to properly apply bias tape. What I need to know is do I want to go through and do the whole thing with each step or do I want to do it one part at a time? Like with the sides. Do I want to complete a full side before starting on the next or do I want to do everything at once?
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Unread 11-13-2012, 08:05 PM   #2
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I'd do all the trim on each layered piece at a time (upper collar all at once, lower collar all at once, etc., skirt panels will be the biggest time section). This will allow you to both break it up into whatever time slots you have for working, but also give continuity to technique for whole sections of the garment.
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Alright but in just doing the bottom part there, do I want to do one step at a time for each section (do all the steps for the left side of the front panel, then move on to do all of the steps for the right etc) or do it all at once?
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The way you're wording it is really vague and hard to understand, but I'm going to take my best guess:

I would not break that skirt apart into sections if I were trimming it in bias. I would do it all in one go. If you're using double-fold, sew down the front side all the way around that over-skirt piece, cut and miter anywhere you need to, then sew the back side into place.

Although it's harder to miter inside corners, your seam would be a lot bulkier if you were to split the skirt into sections, bias-edge each individual section, and then sew them together. Also, if you're lining it, bias tape would be sandwiched over both layers as a finish.
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Thanks. Sorry I'm so vague. Very congested and it's hard for me to piece together what I'm saying myself XD

You answered my question in spite of that however so thanks.
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