I am working on a dress for Sweet Elisabeth. The pattern was designed by my friend Paige. I will write more about the dress and tell you about a free give away in a day or so. In the meantime....while sewing up the side seam the other night I accidentally forgot to sew a french seam instead of a regular seam. So....I did what I usually do when I forget to sew a french seam....I made a mock french seam. So I thought I'd show you how to do it too in case you ever want to use this technique. Above you can see my regular seam (looking at the wrong side of the dress).
Fold both sides of the seam allowance in towards the center and finger press or iron.
Then fold both sides together enclosing the raw edges inside.
Use pins to hold it all together until you can sew it. I only have the seam allowances pinned.....but I pushed it to the side so I could photograph it.
Go to the sewing machine and stitch about 1/8 of an inch from the edge.
This is what the seam finish looks like after stitching.
And here is the finished mock french seam. When a pattern calls for a french seam I generally do it the normal way...however, if I forget and don't want to rip out seams....then I finish the seam using this technique. It works great and I think it is really quick. What do you think? Have you ever used this technique? I'd love to hear about it.
On the sewing front....I have several outfits finished and am just waiting to get a couple of good photos....then I'll post them. And like I mentioned above....there will be a give away here very soon!!! Check back for details!!!! My very first give away....I'm so excited!!!