How to Create Facings
Facings can be important to the structural integrity of a garment. In this article from Threads #185 (June/July 2016), author Daryl Lancaster writes:
If a garment’s fashion fabric doesn’t have sufficient body, unfaced edges can sag, collapse on the body during wear, or stretch out of shape. You can avoid these problems by adding a facing.
If your pattern doesn’t include facing pieces, you can create them. I’ll show you how to draft facings for necklines and armholes, as well as an all-in-one facing that finishes both at once. You’ll also learn the basic steps for installing a facing. Facings improve the look and longevity of garments, and they are one of the quickest, easiest finishes to apply.
Video Extra: How to Attach an All-in-One Facing
Web Extra: Four Smart Ways to Finish a Facing Edge
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