A little tutorial here on applying the lace and neck band to pattern #127.
Following the pattern instructions, the lace is gathered, pinned, and stitched around the neck opening, a little less than 5/8" from the raw edge.
With the right sides together, the neck band is placed on top of the lace and stitched in place using a 5/8" seam.
I then like to use a zigzag stitch with a width of 3.5 and a length of 1.8 and stitch close to the first stitching. The excess fabric is then trimmed away using the zigzag stitch as a guide line.
Most of us creative people are VERY visual, so I am sure there are several of you who now have a clearer understanding of the pattern instructions! :)