Thursday, June 30, 2011

How to Eliminate Facings on a Sleeveless Garment

I do not like facings, whether it’s neckline, armhole, or waist, because, in my experience, the seam line inevitably shows through on the right side and disrupts a smooth look, like panty lines. 

To eliminate the unnecessary seams and excess bulk, I sew a full lining just to the edge of the garment.

For a sleeveless dress or top, I remove 1/8” from the neckline and armhole edge on the lining pieces.  This does take a little extra work up front, but the results are well worth it.

Reducing the lining will ensure that the garment fabric will wrap around to the underside and avoid the lining peeking out.  I like to understitch around the neck to keep it all flat and to stablize the neckline.

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