How to Trim a Neckline Like Yves Saint Laurent
Couture expert Claire Shaeffer shows you how to trim a neckline using a technique from Yves Saint Laurent in this excerpt from "Homage to Yves Saint Laurent" Designer Techniques Vol. 1.
To begin, cut a bias strip about 1-1⁄4 inch wide and as long as the neckline circumference. Press the strip, stretching the bias slightly. Trim the seam allowance from the neck edge on the seamline. To avoid stretching the neck edge, baste it to a duplicate paper pattern.