i HATE facings!!!!!

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so...  what does everyone suggest for those unlined garments that have
them in the pattern?

i just hate dealing with the darn things... :(

angela

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Depends on the garment....

If it's a dress or a top with just a neck facing. A bound neckline is nice.
It's a strip of the same fabric cut on the bias and sewn on like bias tape.
The same could be applied to a jacket or vest too.

You could even take a strip of the fabric bias, sew it around the neckline
(or armhole), turn it under and top stitch it. That looks nice too....

Personally, I like to line things even if they don't call for it. Just cut
out the same pieces in a lining fabric and you don't have to deal with the
facings.....

Hope that little bit helps....

Addie
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i've been doing that a lot more lately.  especially since i got some
skin tone linings cheap! :)

angela

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Easy! Turn it into a *lined* garment! I line nearly all my DD's dress bodices
with very light cotton voile - in this way, I never have to deal with facings!
Sometimes, I might bind the neck/armhole edges with bias tape or a chanel edging
(if it's knit fabric).

Dunno about grown-up garments, though. DD's still only eight!
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The Cow Goddess wrote:
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I don't know about jackets, but for blouses I do self-fabric bias binding.

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Depends on the garment and the fabric.  On something very light I might
do one of the bias finishes others mention, some I line, and some I
face.  Some things you don't want to line hang better for a facing.  I
have even replaced linings with facings!  :)  For sleeveless dresses, I
like the armhole and neck facing cut in one, especially if the shoulders
are narrow.  Tacking it down to the under arm side sem helps to stop it
flapping out, and understating the neck helps to stop it rolling out.

If you look at Sandra's Wedding stuff on my web site, you can see where
I used a contrast facing and lining on a jacket to great effect.
Unlined jackets really do need to keep their facings to work properly,
but you need to finish off the jacket really neatly.  The lack of
lining, or a half lining in a jacket, is usually to keep it cool for
summer wear.
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Just bind the edges, then.  It works for most things.  Sometimes, for
really *nice* outfits, I line the whole bodice to avoid those horrible
facings.

Jane

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Bias binding.

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I know a book you need.  You need:

"High-Fashion Sewing Secrets from the World's Best Designers" by Claire
Shaeffer.   She does a whole chapter on facings.

Believe it or not Wal-Mart.com carries the book in soft cover:

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.gsp?product_id=1046932&sourceid=0100000030660805302498

If you would rather have it in hardback (I like sewing books in hardback
because they get flipped through so often!) you can do a froogle search and
it will pop up a few other places.  just go to www.froogle.com  Then click
on books and type in the title.  It will search all over for you.

I go to this book all the time.  It's second only to Reader's Digest
Complete Guide, IMO.  She shows you how to do bias facings easily, so you
can replace them that way.  There are a couple other methods too that you
might like.  (then again there are a couple methods in there that might have
you embracing facings again.  :})

Just a side note....  If you ever have a chance to take a class with Claire
(she lives and teaches in CA, but she does travel and teach from time to
time) Run and sign up.  She's a great teacher, and one of the nicest people
I've ever met.  I wish I'd had time to stay and take more classes with her
this past Fall in IL.  I could only be there for one of her classes.  (and
it was the class on this book.)  I learned heaps in that one evening.

HTH

Sharon

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Thank you for the memory jog!  I have thumbed through this book several
times at various places then when I had the $$$ I couldn't remember the
name.....just ordered it for $6 from www.half.com .

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Val



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seriously - yuck!  wider would make me feel even worse about them. :(

angela

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i'm pretty sure i've got the issue around somewhere!  i better go read
that article. :)

thanks!

angela

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