How to apply full facing at neckline
Most of the instructions on facings are for separate, small facing. The neckline facing will be following the neckline on a 5 cm thickness. Another facing will be done for each armholes. Giving a pattern similar to that:
There is another way : Drafting a unique facing piece for the front and another one for the back. See the following drawing :
The facings cover the neckline and armhole all together. Make sure that the front facing goes around the bust apex so the facing doesn’t “crush” the chest. That facing can be reduced for 2 mm all along to make it slightly smaller that the bodice. There will still be a good result if facing and bodice are totally equal.
It is easy to draft on paper but it is rather tricky to sew.
How to sew a unique facing on a bodice
|Repeat 4 times : front left, front right, back left and back right. The armhole is now closed and can be understitched the same way : start by the underarm and try to go as close as possible to the shoulder.|
Here is the result :