I know, no one likes them, they flop around inside a garment and sometimes they're bothersome and bulky.
So we are trying an experimental treatment, it was how this dress is finished around the neckline, sleeve hem and skirt hem, I thought it was pretty interesting, we'll have to see if it holds up in the wash. The dress below was finished with an edge stitch as well as a 1/4" topstitch, but I am leaving the edge stitch off.
Cut out your facing and add your fusible interfacing to it, stitch it onto the garment, sew it just as you normally would. Trim the seam allowance and turn the facing into the garment. Nothing different than the usual treatment so far. Baste the facing about 1/2" from the edge and topstitch 1/4" from the edge. Make sure to roll the facing slightly to the inside when you are basting.
Trim very close to the stitching line.
You end up with a narrow edge to the armhole and neckline, but you still have the stability from the fusible interfacing.
Make yourself a blueberry crisp for doing such a great job. This is the main reason I will never have a food blog.... I always end up eating the portion meant for the pic.
Also the blueberry crisp will take your mind off of the fact that you still have more of that striped fabric to deal with.....