Tuesday, March 1, 2016

How to Sew a Neck Facing on an Invisible Zip - MiSS FOX DRESS

I love sewing the back neck facing for an invisible zip.  It's so easy and so straight forward AND it looks professional!  That's because this is the way it's done in the industry.

 Step 1 - Make sure you've installed your invisible zip as shown in my tutorial - HOW TO INSTALL AN INVISIBLE ZIP.

Step 2 - Fold the back neck facing to the front making sure it's right side of fabric together.

Step 3 - Pin the edge of the facing to the edge of the CB seam.  You'll have the zip sandwiched in between.

 Step 4 - With your regular sewing foot sew down the facing edge.

Step 5 - You'll notice that there is more fabric on the back neck than the facing.  This is because you are going to fold the CB seam toward yourself and to the left.

Step 6 - Pin the neckline in place.

Step 7 - Sew the neckline edge 6mm/1/4".

Step 8 - Cut off the zipper tape and cut into the corner of the seam.

Step 9 - Turn the bodice to the right side and press.

That's it!  You've attached a neck facing on an invisible zip.

NOTE:  This process can also be done if you have a skirt that's got a waist facing.

Happy Sewing!

Ann Martin is the owner/designer of 1 Puddle Lane - Pattern Studio.
With over 30 years experience in the Fashion Industry she brings a wealth of knowledge on everything from Patternmaking and Sewing to Design.
Ann currently lives in Australia and is always working on new pattern designs to create.    1puddlelane.com.au

1 comment:

  1. I just love this method. :) I first came across it in a UK retail store and went straight home to work out how to sew it. Thanks so much for sharing. Now I can send my people here without having to make the tutorial myself. <3