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Don't understand why you would do this!
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Date: 10/21/13 12:01 PM

I was just wondering if anyone out there has done McCall's pattern 6787, View B??? It's a pretty simple girls knit dress but the pattern tells you to do something very strange with the neck band. You attach the band as you would with most knits but then it tells you to turn the band to the inside and, by hand, slipstitch it to the seam allowance making it more like a facing!? If you do this, you are left with a gathered neckline with no neckband. I think it would look strange so I think I'm going to leave the neck band as is. I can't see that it would have any impact on the rest of the pattern or the fit. Can anyone tell me why you would do a neck band like this? Am I missing something? Will it affect the project in some way I am not seeing?

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Date: 10/21/13 12:44 PM

Are you sure that you weren't supposed to cut two, one as a band and one as a facing?

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Date: 10/21/13 1:50 PM

How wide is the band? Maybe they mean just wrap it around the seam allowance so it's more of a binding look finish? Not fold it to the back at the seam line.

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Date: 10/22/13 10:29 AM

In step 7 it says, "pin binding to neck edge, matching centers and symbols. Adjust gathers; baste. Stitch, stretching neck binding to fit. Trim. Press sea, toward binding." Then in step 8 it says, "turn neck binding to inside, encasing raw edges. Slipstitch pressed edge over seam, stretching binding to fit. Press." I don't see why I would do this. It looks very natural and normal now without the neck binding turned to the inside!

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Date: 10/22/13 12:08 PM

It's just another way to finish that neck. Debbie Cook is working on a dress on which she recently used this finish. For some reason my new phone won't let me post a link, but it's a very recent post on Stitches and Seams blog. HTH
http://stitchesandseams.blogspot.com/2013/10/second-slice-of-red-velvet.html?m=0
I tried to add the link again, but it must be a setting in my phone that is not allowing me to use the scripts associated with the link button. Best I can do until I figure it out.
-- Edited on 10/22/13 12:43 PM --

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Date: 10/22/13 2:53 PM

I have the pattern so I checked. They only want you to foldover enough (about half) of the neck binding so that the seam allowance is covered. This will give both the outside and inside of the neck's edge a finished look. Take a look at the necklines on the photos on the pattern's cover and you can see that the binding is folded over about halfway.

That being said, if you like the way the neck binding looks without folding it over halfway to the inside, then leave it. You are the designer and can do it however you like!

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Date: 10/22/13 5:25 PM

Thanks! I understand much better now. That being said, I think I will leave it as is. The way they instruct you to finish it requires a lot of hand stitching and I'm way too impatient to do that if it's not necessary. I think it looks good as is, but I feel much better now that I understand the look they were going for.

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