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Posted on: 9/26/03 11:22 AM
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Neckline and armhole facings don't always have to go on the inside of a garment. They can be used on the outside as a decorative feature of your project.

Here's a few things to consider when reversing your facings: 1. Do you like the shape of the facing? If not, try reshaping the edge of it. 2. Consider cutting your facing from a contrasting fabric to add emphasis. 3. Continue to use interfacing in a compatible weight for the fabric. 4. Finish the facing edge with pearl cotton flatlocking, or piping for added zip. 5. Or press under raw edge 1/4" then topstitch facing down. 6. Do not alter the size of your facing, as they are planned to mirror your exact garment armhole and neckhole size. 7. A reverse facing continues to function as an edge finisher, and stabilzed portion of your garment, only now....the world can see it! ShereeSews

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Chandra said... (12/5/03 12:48 PM) Reply
Thanks for the tip! You can bet I'll be trying this one. BTW I checked out your top with the reverse facing and it looks great!
Kathy in NM said... (9/26/03 6:39 PM) Reply
Nice idea! I like the way you used it in the top you made. I hadn't realized when I saw it before that you had used the facing - thought it was part of the design. Very nice!
 
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