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Message Board > Pattern Modifications, Design Changes & Pattern Drafting > Butterick 4132 Cowl Neck Top

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Butterick 4132 Cowl Neck Top
Can you cut off the facings?
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Date: 7/27/13 8:39 PM

I tried this top twice with jersey rayon knit. I made it with the facings and they would bunch up once on. Plus living in Florida.. its hot.
I was wondering if anyone made this pattern without the facings and just turned over a neckline hem?

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Date: 7/27/13 8:48 PM

Ok I found one review where the back facing was left off. And she cut it on the straight of grain.
I am wondering if I can leave off the front facing also. I guess I would need to also cut it on the straight of grain.

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Date: 7/28/13 0:56 AM

You could probably eliminate the back facing if you really wanted to, but the front facing folds inward and makes the front cowl draping very nice. I did my facing different than the directions, in a silky light jersey fabric and I love it. We have major heat here in the Sacramento valley, too...I hear ya! I think it's very important to cut this pattern on the bias, that's what makes it all work. If you cut on the grain, that could be the reason it is bunching up? Here is a link to my review.

http://sewing.patternreview.com/review/pattern/88187
-- Edited on 7/28/13 1:09 AM --
-- Edited on 7/28/13 1:10 AM --

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Date: 7/30/13 9:30 AM

Thanks SewLibra. Took your advice. Eliminated only the back facing but kept the front facing and extended the length about 1.5 inches to cover the sisters. HAHA. Put in 3/4 sleeves. Worked Great!!
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Date: 7/30/13 9:52 AM

RTW often has the back neck bound in a narrow self-bias, then tied into a wider front facing, which you need for when it would drape to show the inside. There are tutorials online that vary from pattern instructions--why they never use NEW techniques we'll never know.

One sewed inside from the shoulder seams flat all the way through the neck facings to the top edge, making for a flatter turn-over and less bumps (much like sewing waist and underarm sleeve seams in one continuous line.)

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