Creating a Back Neck Facing for a Garment
There are several reasons whyÂ you wantÂ to create a back neck facing. The fabric is too heavy to turn under at the neckline and collar without bulk; your skills might still be working up to 'careful' or 'accurate' sewing; time...it is quicker to make a back neck facing than to turn under the collar; and a deep back neck facing is used in better ready-to-wear.
1. Â To start drawing a back neck facing, place tissue extending away from the front of the garment pattern. Draw the stitching line 5/8" away from the cutting line on the front of the garment the length of the facing at the shoulder line. Â Â
2. Mark a dot at both ends of the line you just drew.Â Draw another line 5/8" above the first. (This will be the cutting line for the back neck facing.
Posted on Aug 29th, 2011 in online extras, garment construction, All How-To, tips & tricks, garment, seam, jackets, back neck facing