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ill-fitting neckline help

schmatta | Posted in Fitting on

I bought Natalie Chanin’s books and made the “corset” t-shirt. It’s two layers of recycled t-shirt knit, with stitching and cut-outs. Very pretty fabric is created by her method. Then one cuts a princess-seamed top with center front, side front, etc. Well! Now that I have this gorgeous fabric and a finished top, the neckline is huge. Really gapes in front and back. I fear that, in removing binding and taking up the seams, I will stretch it even more.

Would also like to know how to prevent this trouble in next project. I really like the idea and the style; just have to solve the fitting challenge.

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  1. Gloriasews | | #1

    Ill-fitting Neckline

    Did you stretch the neckline while hemming it?  It's very easy to do that with knits.  Is it a style that you could put tucks, gathers or elastic around, possibly the clear elastic?   The next time you use this pattern, do stay-stitch around the neckling as soon as you cut it out, so that it keeps it's shape.  Then, to be on the safe side, you could sew the clear elastic or narrow twill tape on the seam, so that it keeps its shape.  Also, check the pattern itself first,  to make sure that the neckline isn't too large before you cut the fabric, as you may have to alter the pattern at the neckline.  I hope this helps.   Good luck!

    Gloria

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