How do you prepare fitted facing for the neckline?

How do you prepare fitted facing for the neckline?

Prepare the facing by stitching the pieces together, pressing, and finishing the edge (Figure 11). Grade the neckline seam allowance by trimming the facing narrower than the garment seam allowance (Figure 12). Clip the seam allowance on the inward curve every 1/2 in. Turn the facing to the inside and press.

How wide should neckline facing be?

Neck facing only

I usually opt for 6cm (2 ⅜ inches) at the centre front and narrowing down to about 4cm (1 ⅝ inches) on the shoulder and centre back. Once drawn and cut out, you would decide whether the facing needed interfacing, and apply if so.

How do you bias a neckline?

What is the difference between facing and bias binding?

A typical facing is cut the same way as the bodice, where as a bias facing is shaped to the neckline using it’s stretchy abilities. Bias binding is when bias tape is used to enclose the raw edge of a neckline, armhole, or hem. In this case, the bias tape fabric is seen. It can be made of contrasting or matching fabric.

What is the difference between a facing and a binding?

Bindings show equally on the R.S and W.S of the garment whereas a facing shows only on one side. Binding is done by a piece of fabric either cut on grain or crossway while facing is cut from fabric.

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