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Date: 9/5/12 7:00 PM

I forgot between the last time I made this pattern and this time to make this upper back alteration and now I am a hem away from being done with this dress but stuck trying to problem solve this dumb looking neck.

I am making a dress version of the Simplicity twist top here. (it doesn't look like a night gown, does it? That's my other concern)


Here is all the extra fabric across the back. I'm considering trying to make a key-hole there but I like the feminine look of a cowl shape like this but if I don't place it perfectly, it can look kind of wonky.

So, is there a way to add a piece of fabric here to make a nice cowl effect? I plan on experimenting with this tonight but I thought I would survey the board first so I could skip re-inventing the wheel, if possible.

Leu, sewing in NYC
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Date: 9/5/12 9:57 PM

I don't know the answer to the cowl question, but is the design issue incidental to the problem-solving aspect?

If so, have you considered a pair of neck darts?

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Date: 9/5/12 10:47 PM

Do you need to go down a size or do you think it fits well in the top front?

It's really cute on you by the way.

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Date: 9/6/12 3:36 AM

You can create a cowl by cutting the back neckline to a low wide u-shape and then inserting a piece of fabric with lots of width to act as the cowl. You'll have to play around with draping to see how it'll work. The cowl as it is is unfortunately too small and just makes it look like it doesn't fit properly. If the draping part sounds too hard, I'd go with the darts as Fruzzle suggested

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