Believe it or not, you can create a lined sleeveless bodice with no raw edges and a clean finish on the neck and arm holes, without having to resort to any hand sewing. Colette Patterns shares a video tutorial on their blog, the Coletterie, showing how. It’s actually a fairly easy technique though it’s complicated to show in photos. They include a video with the tutorial because, though it’s a fairly easy technique, it’s difficult to show in still photos. This is the technique I used when creating a lined sleeveless bodice, though I generally add a few notches so I can be sure that everything is lining up correctly as I sew. Go to The Coletterie for the tutorial.
[photo from Colette Patterns]
By Anne Weaver