Design Necklines for Knit or Woven Tops
Threads author and pattern designer Pamela Leggett shares easy techniques for revamping a favorite top design by changing the neckline shape. Watch her process as she creates a modified sweetheart neckline and an asymmetrical V-neckline.
Pamela points out that many patterns are basic silhouettes with different neckline shapes. If you have a tried-and-true top pattern, you can revise a jewel neckline to a more interesting and flattering shape. Her methods can be used on knit or woven garments. You’ll learn how to draft a style that looks best on you and how to finish the necklines for a high-quality, durable result.
Modified sweetheart neckline
This neckline has gentle corners that are joined by a subtly curved front line. For this design, trace the pattern front onto pattern paper. Then hold the pattern against your body to determine the desired depth and width of the neckline. This process enables you…
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