Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-23-2012, 08:52 AM   #1
Harmony96's Avatar
Harmony96
Administrator
sitesupporter
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 24,260
My Mood:
I messed up on my facings somehow.

I did something wrong with my neck facings and I can't figure it out. I changed the zipper to zip up the back instead of up the front, so then I took the front facing piece (which would have originally had an opening) and I eliminated the seam allowance and cut it on the fold, and then the back facing piece (which would have originally been cut on the fold), I added a seam allowance and cut two pieces. But now when I sewed the facing pieces together, they don't match up with the neckline (seams or notches or anything) and they are too short overall. What did I do wrong? In the actual garment, both the center front and the center back originally had a seam so I didn't change anything there, really, just moved the location of the zipper.

Advertisement

__________________
Andrea, child of God, wife of Tim, charting, sewing and authoring mama of L, B, ^i^ J, J, and G
I'm a Shaklee distributor! Click here for natural home and body care!
PM me for information on our 180 complete weight loss system! Samples available soon!
I'm also a Younique presenter. Click here for naturally-based beauty care!
Harmony96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2012, 09:33 AM   #2
3lilbubs
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: la la land
Posts: 19,890
Re: I messed up on my facings somehow.

How short are they? It's been a while since I've made a woven fabric dress but I believe they must be cut on the bias?
3lilbubs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2012, 09:41 AM   #3
Harmony96's Avatar
Harmony96
Administrator
sitesupporter
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 24,260
My Mood:
Re: I messed up on my facings somehow.

I kept the same grainlines. The new center piece is now too long, and the tips are too short, and overall, the facing is short by about an inch and a half.
__________________
Andrea, child of God, wife of Tim, charting, sewing and authoring mama of L, B, ^i^ J, J, and G
I'm a Shaklee distributor! Click here for natural home and body care!
PM me for information on our 180 complete weight loss system! Samples available soon!
I'm also a Younique presenter. Click here for naturally-based beauty care!
Harmony96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2012, 09:50 AM   #4
Harmony96's Avatar
Harmony96
Administrator
sitesupporter
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 24,260
My Mood:
Re: I messed up on my facings somehow.

I almost want to skip the facings at this point and just finish the edge with bias tape instead. I'm on a super-tight deadline and that would save me some time. I have to get some more tape of the right color, though, but since I'm running to the fabric store tomorrow to get a seam ripper then that should be no big deal.
__________________
Andrea, child of God, wife of Tim, charting, sewing and authoring mama of L, B, ^i^ J, J, and G
I'm a Shaklee distributor! Click here for natural home and body care!
PM me for information on our 180 complete weight loss system! Samples available soon!
I'm also a Younique presenter. Click here for naturally-based beauty care!
Harmony96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2012, 09:58 AM   #5
3lilbubs
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: la la land
Posts: 19,890
Re: I messed up on my facings somehow.

What about some light fusible interfacing just to give it some form? It sounds to me like somewhere along the process the seam allowance goofed you up. Do you have more of this fabric? Prudent baby had a tut on making your own bias tape I've used a few times.
3lilbubs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.