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FACINGS

    facing is a piece of fabric used to finish raw edges at open areas of a garment. They are applied on the wrong side or right side of the garment. Facings have a decorative effect when a contrasting colour of fabric is used on the right side.

     

    They are used on the following sections of a garment:

    Neckline

    Pocket mouth

    Armhole

    Front and back opening

    Waistline of skirts, trousers

    Lower edges of trousers, skirts, shirts, sleeve

     

    Types of facings

    There are three types of facings:

    Straight facings

    Crossway Facing

    Shaped Facings

     

    Straight facings

    The facing is cut on the straight grain of fabric and the section to be faced is straight.

    For example, the top of a pocket at a square neckline at the hem edge of a straight skirt or at front and back openings on shirts and blouses.

    Crossway Facings

    The facing is cut on true bias.

    It can be used on both straight and curved edges but is particularly suitable for curved edges as it stretches to lie flat.

     

    Shaped facings

    The facing is cut the same shape as the edge to be finished.

    They are usually wider than the straight and the crossway facings Seam allowance is included when cutting out.

     

    See also

    CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION PROCESSES

    FOOD PRESERVATION

    FLOWER ARRANGEMENT

    FURNISHING THE HOUSE

    FURNISHING THE HOME

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