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Hi from Louisiana....I am having a hard time to sew a facing to a pattern with a v cut neck line....any suggestions???
First you need to sew the shoulder seams.
Then fuse any interfacing to the facing if instructed by the packaging. Cut the facing larger than the pattern, once the interfacing is fused to it, place the pattern on top again and cut it to size.
Sew the shoulder seams of the facing pieces together.
Next press open the shoulder seams of the facing and the garment.
Place the right sides of the facing and garment together, match the shoulder seams, the v points and the center backs and pin the layers together. Pin in between the pins as well.
Now you can sew the facing to the garment by machine. Start from the center back.
To help you find out where to stop sewing on the front bellow the v point, draw a straight line down from the v point using tailors chalk. When you reach the line keep the needle in the fabric, lift the presser foot, rotate the garment to sew the other side of the v neck.
Once you trim the excess fabric from the seam allowance you need to clip a notch at the v point on the seam allowance. This notch should be about 1.5 mm away from the stitch line. You need to also clip more notches along the back of the neckline on the seam allowance and down to about 6 cm from the shoulder seams on the front of the neckline. These notches can be about 1 to 1.5 cm apart and about 2 mm from the seam lines. The reason you do this is to allow the facing to lay flat and in place when you turn it under.
Hope this helps.
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