Creating a Back Neck Facing for a Garment
There are several reasons why you want 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. 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.
2. Mark a dot at both ends of the line you just drew. Draw another line 5/8″ above the first. (This will be the cutting line for the back neck facing.
3. Place the tissue over the back pattern piece matching the cutting…
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