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I need some help my first tunic
lulubelle82
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Date: 4/20/13 4:45 PM

Hi
I'm new here.Hadn't planned to post for help so soon but search engine didn't shed any light
I'm making the above pattern 2894 in view c which is a tunic top.
I am at the point where I attach the front facings and it's just not making sense to me on the instructions.
If anyone out there has knowledge of this can you please explain it to me.

Thanks in advance
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Date: 4/20/13 6:00 PM

Can you post a photo of the instructions or type out the part you're having a problem with - maybe someone can help you work through them.

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Date: 4/20/13 10:57 PM

Instructions:
http://printsew.com/instructions/sim2894.pdf

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Date: 4/20/13 11:42 PM

Are you on step 16?

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Date: 4/21/13 4:38 AM

Hi-yep I'm on step 16 and 17-both confusing me.
I'll write it out as I have it. There are pictures too but here goes. .
16. with right sides together,pin facing to front and neck edge matching small dots.baste above small dot. Stitch front and neck edge as basted being careful not to catch in free edge of collar.back stitch at small dots to reinforce seam.
17. Turn front facing to inside,pressing under remaining seam allowance on facing below small dots.press. stitch pressed edge.
Turn back neck seam allowance towards collar.press. stitch pressed edge of collar over neck seam.to keep facing in place tack facing to shoulder seam allowances by hand .

Ok. I have 2 pieces of front facing cut and interfaced. Do I do the above on both sides? And am I to turn the facing inside itself after stitching to neck and front edge?
Thanks!

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Date: 4/21/13 8:25 AM

Yes, you will do these steps on both sides. Yes you will turn the facing inside itself after all the sewing. You will also clip the seam allowance at the small dot on both sides so that after you turn everything in step 17 you will be able to press the seam allowance below the small dot to lat flat.

Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I think then you are supposed to stitch just the facing SA under the small do to keep it lying flat. At least, that's how I read it.

Once you've done all that you will go back to your collar, turn up the collar seam and press everything all nice and pretty so when you stitch that open collar piece down, it will hide all the fabric edges. Finally, to keep the facing from flopping around you can tack it down by hand in the shoulder seam.

I hope this was helpful. I haven't personally made this top, but the instructions sound very similar to a shirt I made my husband and this is what I did.

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Date: 4/21/13 3:53 PM

Oh gosh I am such a dope! It actually makes sense! Thank you so much. I blame my 6 month old and lack of sleep.
I was putting the wrong side facing up against the front.
I have it done now and the sleeves-finishing up tomorrow with hemming and tidying the insides.
thank you all for the replies!

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Date: 4/21/13 5:51 PM

No, you're not...we've all done it.
Would love to see your completed garment.

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