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Facing issue
Sewing with a turn back facing
Duckie412  Friend of PR
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Date: 7/1/13 6:25 PM

This started with Duckie can you make me a cape just like Disney Jedi training academy. Sure I say.
So I grabbed a boys shirt pattern and drew the sleeves straight and of course made it longer. I added a facing to the pattern so I did not have sew that on later. Then I grabbed a Kwik Sew pattern which had a hood and traced that out making sure that I made note of the SA which was different than the shirt pattern [and also that the neckline was going to fit].
The cloak is together now and I am wondering can I attach the hood and later from hem over the head to hem turn back and stitch down that facing which would be the quick answer.
OR do I turn back the hood's facing and stitch it now; attach the hood; and then do that magic turn the facing stitch and turn out thing to both sides.
Is there a reason this is done is three steps? And if so, remembering that this is essentially a Halloween costume, does it matter if I do it the quick way? Will the 6 year old feel the difference?
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Date: 7/2/13 6:38 AM

6 year olds aren't aware of clothing enough to know the difference. If it goes over their head, it 'fits'.

You only need the facing from the shirt to finish this costume. I would do it this way:

  1. Sew t-shirt at shoulders.
  2. Sew hood to neck opening, centered at the back.
  3. Sew t-shirt facing on top of hood and t-shirt neck seam.
  4. Clip curves and turn facing in.
  5. Top-stitch facing to make it stay down, maybe even using zig-zag to make it fast and sturdy. It's a costume for a 6 year old, so it doesn't have to look awesome. He will love it anyway :)


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