For this version of the Arlette, the pattern pieces for the front and back are used to draft the facings.
The waistband (with or without drawstring) pattern pieces remain unaltered; the pattern pieces for the flounce are not used.
Follow the steps on the illustrations to draft the facings.
Follow the steps with the illustrations for the finish using facing. For finishing the waistband, you can visit the Instructions of the Arlette Skirt or see p. 57 on the checklist.
1. Draw the Facings
Draw a parallel line 5 cm away from the curved line of the front and the hemline of the back.
Copy the front and back facings (with all marks) separately onto a piece of pattern paper.
Draw 1 cm seam allowance on the sides indicated.
2. Finish the Facings
Pin the dart/dart intake of the fronts and sew off towards the basting thread. Press the dart/dart intake (along the wrong side) towards the CF.
Repeat for the dart/dart intake of the back, but press the dart/dart intake towards the CB.
Pin and sew the front facing to the front with the right sides together and the nicks lined up perfectly.
Pin and sew the back facing to the back with the right sides together and the nicks lined up perfectly.
Always fold the facing to the side with the seam allowance. Stitch along the facing and the seam allowance underneath at 2 mm from the seam.
Leave the facing folded down and overlock the side seams of the front and back.
Sew the side seams and then press the seam allowance open.
Overlock the contours of the front and back facing.
Fold the facing over to the wrong side and sew or stitch in place.