Hi Everyone. I’m working on Vogue 8280, which some have called the Galaxy Dress–I’m working on the straight/square neckline in the sleeveless version, and I’ve tinkered with the fit on a muslin and it’s coming along… http://store.sewingtoday.com/cgi-bin/voguepatterns/shop.cgi?s.item.V8280=x&TI=20001&page=2
The neckline, which runs straight across the high-bust area, fits nice and smoothly–as long as I wear a good bra and I don’t move!! I _just_ got the Threads e-newsletter today, with Susan Khalje’s timely article about boning. It got me thinking…. Is this crazy? I could apply one length of boning across the neckline, but couldn’t I get just the bit of added stability I need with a strip of buchram in the seam allowance, for example? I’ll tell you the truth. I only thought of this b/c there seemed to be a gap between the how-to description and the photos provided in the article, and I just didn’t “get it,” so I started to think about alternatives.