Attach an All-in-one Facing to Sleeveless GarmentsTwo methods that finish the neckline and armhole
An all-in-one facing provides a clean and supportive edge finish for a sleeveless dress or blouse. Attaching the facing is different from sewing a neckline or armhole facing, though. Follow the techniques shown to install this facing in a garment with a front or back opening (such as a button-front blouse, or a dress with a center-back zipper) or to install in a garment that goes on over the head, like a tank-style top.
Sewing, trimming, grading, and clipping the neckline and armhole seam allowances are similar for both types of garments. However there are key differences in the sequence of steps for attaching the facing, especially when turning the garment right side during the process. This video demonstration carefully walks through the process, to help clarify the steps.
If the pattern you’re using doesn’t include an all-in-one facing, it’s easy to draft the facing pattern yourself. Find out how in “How to Create Facings” by Daryl Lancaster, Threads #185 (June/July 2016).
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