Creating a Back Neckline Dart for Better Fit
In a recent moulage class I taught for Ryliss Bod in Tacoma, Washington, I had a student who had a broad back and a high curve at the nape of the neck.
I’d like thank Ann Long, for so kindly allowing me to take photos of her and for using her as a lesson for us.
By the way, I’m teaching a few more classes in the Seattle/Tacoma area for Ryliss, as is Susan Khalje. If you’re interested in knowing more about them, you can email Ryliss at: [email protected]
Ann said she was adding a center-back seam to her patterns to accommodate the curve. Since this curve is pronounced, when she sewed garments using that alteration, she got what I call the “shark fin,” a ridge on the seam caused by the curve that is too sharp to fit into one seam.
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