Hadley Sew-Along: View A Neckline Facing

Hadley Sew-Along: View A Neckline Facing

To finish your view A neckline begin by aligning the shoulder seams of the front and back necklines with the right sides facing each other. Stitch across the seam line.

Hadley Sew-Along: View A Neckline Facing

Press the seam allowances open. The back neck is not sewn together.

Hadley Sew-Along: View A Neckline Facing

Align the neck facing around the neckline, the right sides of the shirt and facing should be together. At the center back neck fold the excess seam allowance of the facing around the edge of the shirt. Pin in place and stitch from one side of the back neck, around the neckline, to the other side.

Hadley Sew-Along: View A Neckline Facing

Clip and grade your seam allowances.

 

Hadley Sew-Along: View A Neckline Facing

Press both the facing and seam allowance up away from the shirt. Understitch around the seam line through the facing and both layers of seam allowance. This will force the seam line to roll to the inside of the garment when pressed.

Hadley Sew-Along: View A Neckline Facing

Press the facing to the inside of the garment. Slipstitch the back facing to the back neck opening and tack the shoulders and center front facing to the seam allowance to secure it in place. That’s it for the view A back neck!

5 replies on “Hadley Sew-Along: View A Neckline Facing

  • HEB

    I’m sorry if I missed this step, but when do you finish the bottom edge of the facing? Can you do so before you sew it to the shirt? Thanks so much! The Hadley is my first garment with facings.

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  • Annie

    Uh-oh, I just got to this point, but I’m getting confused about the neckline seam allowance! The instructions say to use a 1/4″ seam allowance around the neckline, but here it looks like you are using 1/2″? (The neckline seam allowance appears to be the same width as the shoulder seam of the facings.) Your sample turned out beautifully, though! I guess I will err on the side of opening up the neckline a bit and do 1/2″.

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