I’m making my son some “surfer dude” shirts. (button-down cotton print shirts). I’ve made two and I’m already cut out the third.
On both of the shirts I’ve made, the facings would not lay flat at the neck opening. They flip out into the opening so that the bound edge of the facing sticks out. I’ve tacked the facings down with hand stitching and they are better-behaved now…but I can tell that they are still itching to swing out and show themselves.
The pattern is a bit odd — the front and facings are a single piece. Interfacing is attached to the facing portion of the piece, and then the facing is folded inward and the fold line is pressed. The facing is attached to the shirt at the neck edge.
I’m thinking about modifying the pattern and make a separate piece for the facing. Will this solve my problem?