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I have been trying for years to track down a machine hem finish that is perfect for sheers and lightweight fabrics. Until this summer it was only a memory but I have now seen it on the collar of a chiffon blouse from the Anne Klein summer season collection.
I have also seen a somewhat similar finish on the neck and sleeve edges of a chiffon blouse from Ralph Lauren. This one looks like a tiny over-cast stitch but is nothing like as good as the Anne Klein stitch.
The machine hem finish I remember was offered by a Singer Sewing Center in Ireland in the 40s. It was called a picot edge. As in the Anne Klein blouse, the stitch bound the raw edge with no ridge. The cut fibers were a barely visible tuft between each stitch.
Threads reply to an e-mail from me says Vionnet used such a finish so it has been around for a while, can anyone tell me how it was done?