Yesterday I showed you how to change the shape of a neckline and create a matching facing,
but I got a bit carried away and never explained exactly what a facing is or why you should use one.
A facing is a small piece of fabric that is used to reinforce a neckline or sleeve opening, and finish the raw edge neatly. You can think of it as a small piece of lining, but it pretty much keeps the neck or armhole of an outfit from getting stretched out of shape. If you're a beginner to sewing, you are probably thinking "Eh...I can skip these." (I know I used to think that!), but trust me, learning this simple skill will definitely improve the look of your garments. It's an easy way to make your finished projects look much more professional!