Have you ever sewn a french seam? They make little girls dresses look so nice on the inside. I know sergers have ended the need for french seams but when I am sewing really fine fabric I still love the look a french seam gives the finished product. I used this technique on the side seams, shoulder seams, and sleeve seams of Middle Sister and Little Sister’s Easter dresses. It is really very simple and only takes a little longer.
1. place fabric WRONG sides together and sew a scant 1/4 inch seam.
2. trim seam close to stitching.
3. turn RIGHT sides together and finger press the seam tight.
4. stitch a 1/4 inch seam enclosing the first seam inside.
Wasn’t that easy? You just used an heirloom sewing technique!