First I added the facing. I used some scraps left over from my quilted petticoat fabric, but it should have really been cut on the bias.

Measuring up the facing

Measuring up the facing

I machine sewed in the facing, but didn’t want to finish the facing until I had put in the sleeve and set the cuff.

Facing, machine sewn in

Facing, machine sewn in

After adding the facing, I used my rolling pin to press the seam flat before neatening.

Using a wooden rolling pin to press the seam

Using a wooden rolling pin to press the seam

Grading the seam by cutting back the layers

Grading the seam by cutting back the layers

Seam pinned back ready to slip stitch in place

Seam pinned back ready to slip stitch in place