What Is A Regular Neck-And-Front Combination Facing
A neck-front opening combination facing is used to clean finish the garment's opening and neckline edge simultaneously. In a conventional application, the facing compartment is stitched separately then attached to the garment's front opening edges and neckline. If you take a closer look at the garment opening edge, you should see clearly defined seam corresponding to this edge.
A conventional neck-front combination facing features two front pieces and back neck piece. The front facing clean finishes both the garment opening and fornt neckline edge while the back piece is only used to clean finish the back neckline. The front and back facings are connected at the shoulder seams to form the facing compartment. This is done prior to attaching the facing to the garment opening.
Once both garment and facing shoulder seams have been stitched and ironed flat, the facing compartment is placed on top of the garment with face sides touching and all edges aligning. All edge are then stitched at the designated seam allowance to permanently attach the facing. Before turning the facing compartment to the wrong side of the garment to complete the neckline and front garment edges, the seam allowance layers are trimmed and notched to eliminate tension and excess bulk.
Once the facing has been understitched and flipped to the garment's wrong side in its natural position, all finished edges are ironed flat for smooth, professional finish.