Curves and Corners - Facings and Armscyes

In part 4 we wrap up the topic with a closer look at sewing the tiny curves along facings and armscyes (pronounced "arms-eye"). These curved seamlines can be found in many of the doll clothes patterns on Pixie Faire, especially the standard armscye. My hope is that after watching how I sew these seamlines, you're able to apply the techniques to your own projects and sew tiny curves with confidence!

In the video posted below - Facings and Armscyes - I show you the methods I use when sewing a curved facing and a standard armscye seam line. There are several ways you could choose to sew these seamlines, but these are the methods I use most often when sewing these tiny curves. They've been illustrated in many of the LJ patterns, and I think they may be pretty straightforward, but seeing something demonstrated usually teaches the technique better than a photo. I hope what I've shared helps you to gain confidence in sewing tiny facings and armscyes!




Video Timeline:

  • 0:00 - 1:10 Overview
  • 1:10 - 6:56 Facing Tutorial
  • 6:56 - 8:00 Mini Skirt Example
  • 8:00 - 14:05 Armscye Seamline
  • 14:05 - 14:46 Wrap Up

Pattern Overview (designs that feature facings)

  • Liberty Jane Abbey Road - Facing with Binding
  • Liberty Jane Steam Bib Top - Hemmed Facing
  • Liberty Jane Piccadilly Peacoat - Curved/Overlapped Facing
  • Liberty Jane Le Marais Jacket - Curved/Overlapped Facing
  • Liberty Jane Penny Lane Jacket - Curved/Overlapped Facing
  • Liberty Jane School Boy Blazer - Facing with Binding
  • Liberty Jane Coronado Shirtdress - Hemline Facing



Part Four Task:

  • Choose a pattern with a facing and practice the technique demonstrated.
  • OR - use the armscye technique and on something you're familiar with sewing and see if it makes it a little bit easier!
  • Jump over the SWC Facebook Group for conversation and project sharing.
  • Also - a reminder to try to share your projects and images under the proper post in the FB group. There is a menu posted as an Announcement, that includes links to each topic we've presented. If you have images to share, please find the post and share them as a comment reply to that post. This will help to not overwhelm group members FB feeds with images. As well as make it easy to find what we're looking for inside the group itself. Thanks, everyone!




August 16, 2018

I don’t know how to download the Curves and Corners classes. It says that you can download the videos from this course in the Curves and Corners collection page on Vimeo. My question is, “what is Vimeo?” Please let me know before I can’t download them anymore; which is the end of the month. Thank you Crystal Weatherford

Kathleen  Oravitz
Kathleen Oravitz

July 03, 2018

I had downloaded the Culotte Jumpsuit pattern as part of the Curves and Corners lesson. I had it is my Dropbox file as a PDF document. Today I went to open it and got a message the pattern was not available. Can you help me regain that pattern? Can I download it again? Thanks.


June 27, 2018

This video is not in vimeopro.

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