Saturday, August 02, 2008

Facing Tutorial

Instead of doing a bias binding around the neckline of my little gowns, I decided to try a facing. It was a lot easier for me and I'll keep doing this. I like it MUCH BETTER! Please forgive the photos. They aren't the best, but I hope you can get the idea.


Lay gown flat (sides are not sewn yet) with right side up.

Cut a circle out of a piece of matching fabric.

Place the circle over the opening in the neckline.

With a fabric marker, draw a circle about 1/4" beyond the neckline cutout.


Sew along the marked circle.
Cut out the neckline in the fabric that you just sewed onto the dress.

Notch so that the facing will turn easily.

Turn facing to the inside and pin in place.

Top stitch along the neckline about 1/4" in.

Overcast the raw edges of the facing.


View from the right side of gown.





2 comments:

kathy said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH. THAT LOOKS SO MUCH BETTER.

Helen in the UK said...

I'm just about to embark on my first ever baby burial gown (through AC4C). Your tutorial is very clear, so if I get stuck on the neckline I might give this a go. Thanks for sharing :)