Hello Design Diary readers! Sarah here with Lace & Pine Designs. Over a year ago I purchased this amazing Joel Dewberry rayon chalice with the intention of sewing mommy and me dresses. I sewed up my daughter a self-drafted dress and then never got around to making my own dress. I knew I wanted something flowy and more of a casual style, preferably with an empire waist. When Megan showed me the sketch for the Sudley dress, I knew it was exactly what I was looking for and I could finally pull out this beautiful rayon I’ve been hoarding. One of the greatest design elements of the Sudley is the keyhole neck or back. Applying the bias facing around that tight curve can be a bit challenging, but it really doesn’t need to be. If you have a lining on the dress, you won’t be dealing with the bias facing. However, I wanted something light and breezy for the hot summer, so I opted to not use a lining and follow the directions for the bias facing for the blouse. Today I’ll be showing you a step by step tutorial of how to apply the bias facing. Hopefully, after reading through this you’ll have no issues and be able to easily create a nice smooth facing without any puckers!