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Video: Finish a Back Neckline Opening

Feb 28, 2017

Evamarie Gomez and Judith Neukam; Shot by: Gary Junken

The unique back neckline opening in this video from Industry Insider Techniques Vol. 7 is a great alternative to traditional keyhole openings. In Volume 7 of this series, Louise Cutting shares years of expert experience. It’s amazing how much you’ll learn as this gifted instructor demonstrates professional techniques, such as fine hand stitching and flawless miters. This level of workmanship is second nature to pros, and now you’ll see how they contribute to the quality of the garments you are making – and how to do them yourself. In this 15-part series, you’ll learn how to match stripes, prints, and plaids, reinforce underarm seams, sew a smooth neckline zipper finish, and many more expert techniques. Watch more videos from this series here, or purchase the complete DVD from our store.

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  1. User avater tinainanderson March 15th

    Love this method. I am wondering what alterations to the traditional keyhole pattern need to be done first before this method can be completed? I am guessing the CB needs to be made wider to allow for the underlap and overlap??? Kind of like one would need to do to add a vent to the back of a skirt? If the pattern needs to be altered in any way, could you please send detailed information along with pictures possibly for clarity. I have a student who, presently, is making a shirt with a keyhole opening in the back and would love to alter it to incorporate this method.

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