I learned another important sewing/designer lesson this week: That thing called facing.
It's what you put around collars and use to double-layer areas where there will be buttons. Pretty nifty, right?
Well, it took me a couple tries to figure out what exactly this whole "facing" deal was, but when I did, Hallelujah! This one is coming in handy in the future.
Here's a couple pictures of the facing on the inside of my dress:
And the pattern I used:
I was so happy with the end product! My dress is starting to feel more and more like something sold in a store!
Keep checking the blog! More from the Seamstress Chronicles will be up soon.