Member since 7/25/13
Date: 9/1/13 2:43 PM
I'm making the medium child/teen pj top for my mother who is very small. I put the neckline facing on yesterday, first I sewed the back neck facing to the front facings upside down, ripped that out and turned it around. I sewed the facings on and trimmed the seams, but it was not right. I had to throw it away. Luckily I had extra material and cut out another top. I have it sewed together right to that dreaded part of sewing the facing on the neckband and front. If someone could give me a hint on the secret of this neckband, I would very much appreciate it.
Member since 12/8/04
Date: 9/2/13 8:19 AM
Without seeing the actual directions, it would be hard to help. What are you have difficulty with?
height 5'2" bust 36, waist 31, hip 39.
I have way too many yards to count, and I will never use them up, but I will die trying!
Member since 4/20/08
Date: 9/2/13 8:30 AM
Looks like the standard neck/front facing...exactly what is giving you the trouble? Is it stretching? Did you interface it? I always interface my facings. What type of material are you using? Flannel can be wonky sometimes. If it's a cotton or blend, should be an easy go. Let us know a bit more of what's causing the difficulty.
Member since 11/20/12
Date: 9/2/13 8:56 AM
Not sure, but if you sew it right side of facing to wrong side of garment. Press. Turn it back to the front. Press. On the 'outside' edge - sew on your chosen seam allowance line (like stay stitching but a longer stitch [except near that top button where the CF moves out to the neck- short stitches there]). Turn that seam allowance under. May need to clip that above mentioned corner and around the neck curve. Press that down, pin as you go. When you have it nice and smooth - sew down close to the edge (about 1/16th inch). Press. Should be looking good.
If, from your previous experience, you think it needs some interfacing to look better/be more controllable - cut the interfacing without the outside seam allowance and you can fold the facing edge under the interfacing edge. Might be easier. Or not.
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Member since 11/21/09
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Date: 9/2/13 10:17 AM
Some of the things that I have done wrong in the past in regard to neck facing;
Did not transfer the marking from pattern to fabric, which is always a problem waiting to happen.
Did not sew the shoulder seam correctly so neck is now different size than facings and none of the marks match up.
Did not stay stitch neck edge and clip to stay stitching so am fighting fabric when stitching the two shapes together.
Put interfacing on wrong side of facing. Hope I figure it out before I sew the two together and trim the seam allowances. Trying to sew 1/8" seam allowances is almost impossible, but I have done it.
Cut body of garment one size and facings another size.
Glad you had enough fabric to cut another top.