|This information was in two of my reviews and I have been asked to include it in Tips/Techniques. This has always worked for me; however, as you all know, someone may have a better method or find this doesn't work for them.
Hope this helps.
The neck facing is always too long. You need to take a bit of time getting this part right because you don’t want the neck facing sticking out but hugging your chest. I usually try to, before sewing the ends together, pin the neck facing around the neck. When you get to where they should join, then iron each side down.
neckfacing with seam allowance ironed back
This time I cut 2” off the original neck facing. Unpin the neck facing, pin where the iron marks are, and sew about ¼ to ½” in from those marks. That should account for fabric taken up by the pins. Clip the excess fabric off the seam allowance and press the seam open.
Pin where the ironed mark is
Now you can sew the neck facing around the neck. You may have to ease the neck facing in a bit but this way it should hug close to your chest.