How To Choose The Correct Armhole Finish In Dressmaking
If you find it confusing to make a decision on which clean finishing technique to use along the garment's armhole edges, the first thing you should do is refer to the neckline finish. By convention, the finished armhole edge should either match or work visually with the neckline. If the neckline is clean finished with shaped facing and features no visible topstitching on the garment's right side, it works best if the finished armhole edges are also clean-finished with a matching technique such as a facing, which also does not include any topstitching. Conversely, if the neckline is finished with topstitched binding, the armhole should also use some form of topstitched finish to give the garment a visual and structural balance.