(1) Embroidered edge or beading, the correct size for the neck, may be used to hold the gathers in place and serve for a facing as well. Place two rows of gathers around the top of the garment, one-quarter inch apart. Draw the gathers to fit the neck, trim the plain part of the edging away so that there is sufficient material beyond the embroidery to serve as a facing, then lay the right side of the garment to the right side of the edging, the finished edge lying in reverse position, letting the line of gathers come just beyond 17

Fig. 152.   Lace beading overhanded to raw edge; lace edging overhanded to beading.

Fig. 152. - Lace beading overhanded to raw edge; lace edging overhanded to beading.

Fig. 153.   Lace edging overhanded to raw edge of garment.

Fig. 153. - Lace edging overhanded to raw edge of garment.

Fig. 154.   Lace fagotted to material.

Fig. 154. - Lace fagotted to material.

the embroidery of the edging; baste and stitch on the line of gathers. Remove bastings, turn edging down to position, crease seam, turn in one-eighth inch on plain edge, second row of gathers, baste and stitch to garment (Fig. 156).

(2) Edging And Beading With Gathers

Draw gathers to fit neck, set into entre-deux with seam bound with surplus material, and edging, which is also gathered into entre-deux with bound seam.

Fig. 1 55.   Lower edge of lace edging hemmed to material; raw edge of material whipped to lace; lace gathered to fit at top; beading overhanded to lace, and narrow lace edging to beading.

Fig. 1 55. - Lower edge of lace edging hemmed to material; raw edge of material whipped to lace; lace gathered to fit at top; beading overhanded to lace, and narrow lace edging to beading.

Fig. 156.   Embroidered edging used as decoration and facing for gathered edge of garment.

Fig. 156. - Embroidered edging used as decoration and facing for gathered edge of garment.

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(This finish is not attractive in any but the sheerest fabrics.) (Fig. 157.)

(3) Entre-Deux Or Embroidered Insertion And Lace

Set the entre-deux or insertion into the neck of the garment in any approved way. The upper edge of these may be treated in one of two ways: (1) Trim the plain material close to the embroidery on entre-deux or insertion and overhand lace or footing to this, or (2) leave a seam of one-eighth inch of material and overhand lace to this raw edge (Fig. 158).

Fig. 157.   Embroidered edging, gathered, and beading used as decoration and finish for gathered edge of garment.

Fig. 157. - Embroidered edging, gathered, and beading used as decoration and finish for gathered edge of garment.