Step 16: Finish neck and sleeve edges

Picture of Finish neck and sleeve edges
Use the single fold bias tape to finish the back neck edges and sleeves. To do so, first trip seam allowances on sleeves and neck to 1/4 inch. Next, open out one of the folded edges of the bias tape and pin it to the right side of the edges (shown in the first photo). Stitch along the fold. Turn bias tape to the inside of the garment and pin in place. Stitch in place close to the other folded edge of the bias tape (shown in second photo). (Note: If you do not want visible stitching on the outside of the dress along the sleeves and back neck, you can slipstitch the bias tape to the inside.)