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Date: 6/26/13 2:01 PM

I'd like to put together another muslin of the shirt I'm working on. I'm fitting for length and to determine if I need a swayback adjustment. Is it necessary to put in the facings to figure this out? My instinct says "no, but it's good practice," but a niggling part of my brain suggests the (lack of) interfacing might affect how the muslin hangs.

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Date: 6/26/13 2:18 PM

Interfacing and facing are two different things. A facing can be used to finish the edges of a neckline, armhole, or hem. Interfacing is used to add support to waistbands, collars, and facings. When making a muslin, concentrate on the major garment pieces: front, back, sleeves, etc. Facings and interfacing can be omitted.

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Date: 6/26/13 2:30 PM

Thank you.

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Date: 6/26/13 8:15 PM

Agreed you do not need to add the facings and interfacing on a muslin. But, I'd stay a neck edge that's a v neck which is on the bias or nearly so and will stretch out.

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Date: 6/26/13 8:32 PM

I think the niggling part of your brain is alluding to you need to staystitch the neckline and armholes to keep these from stretching. Staystitch right on the seamline (if 1/4") or at 1/2" (if seams are 5/8") You can also stitch stay tape to these areas, as Nancy K was saying.

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Date: 6/26/13 8:56 PM

And, if you stay stitch the neck and armholes, you can clip close to the stay stitching to see how the neck line or sleeve opening truly lays against your body.

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