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Date: 3/31/11 10:52 AM

I am noticing that as I wear shirts - particularly ones with collars, that over time the collar pulls backwards and up on my front neck. The result is that I need to pull the shirt down in front. Annoying.

What pattern adjustment should I do to prevent this?

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Date: 3/31/11 11:58 AM

From my own experience with this, I think you need an adjustment for a full back and/or rounded shoulders. The pattern adjustment involves adding a bit more width and length in the back at shoulder level. The back shoulder seams become a bit wider and longer. I ease the back shoulder seams into the front shoulder seams. If the adjustment needed is larger, then you can use darts at the back shoulder seam.

In Sandra Betzina's Fast Fit, there's an explanation of this fix, but I don't remember the official name.

What is happening is that there is not enough fabric in the back to cover and provide the ease needed across the shoulders and upper back, so as you move, the back of the shirt "steals" fabric from the front of the shirt to provide the ease needed.

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Date: 3/31/11 1:29 PM

I've had the same problem and fixed it by doing a forward shoulder adjustment. I move the back shoulder forward 1/2", and then lower the front shoulder 1/2". I generally also adjust the sleeve by making the back of the sleeve cap 1/2" longer and shortening the front. That's worked very well for me.

Initially I thought it was a round back problem, because I do have round shoulders (despite years of Mom smacking me between the shoulders). When I tried increasing the back length I had problems with the neck being too far away from my neck. The forward shoulder worked much better for me.

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Date: 3/31/11 1:46 PM

For me, it's a rounded back adjustment. A center back seam is necessary when making this adjustment.

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Date: 3/31/11 4:34 PM

thanks. I will play around with these suggestions

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Date: 2/7/12 8:38 AM

Yes that pulling forward is a rounded back adjustment. Cynthia Guffee explained it on its sew easy tv episode 205.
To find out your curviture you measure from the bottom of your neck to the top of your back bra band and save that measurement. Then you take a ruler and place it perpendicular to your bottom of your neck (the same place you started to measure previously) and then you take another ruler and measure straight down at a right angle from that ruler to the top of the back bra band. The difference is the amount of adjustment to make to the pattern back. My difference is 1 inch... ugh.

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Date: 2/7/12 1:22 PM

Great information, rebe! Thanks.

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Date: 2/7/12 5:01 PM

You probably have a rounded upper back. You need more fabric in back so it's pulling the extra from the front. This is a pretty common alteration as we get older.

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