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Date: 4/27/13 1:08 PM

I am doing a prom dress with a very deep back v neck but it is gaping opening when she moves ,is there anything I can use to stop this please

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Date: 4/27/13 3:10 PM

How far along are you in the dress?Sounds like it might be a little too big in the back or it needs closer fitting through the back darts or shoulder width.

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Date: 4/27/13 6:38 PM

A V neckline, in front or in back, is on the bias, and bias just loves to stretch. It is possible that your V back stretched out somewhere during construction. You can check this by measuring along the seamline of your pattern, and comparing this to the same carefully measured portion of your actual garment.

Necklines like these really need to be stabilized and controlled. A properly applied facing can do it, and so can binding, but the true master of this problem was Charles Kleibacker. Take a look at the photo sequence about halfway down this page to see how a real pro did it.

If your neckline turns out to have stretched (or even if your client simply has a a flat or mildly hollow back), you can probably get it into shape using something like what Kleibacker shows, though you might have to do a little ripping and gentle shrinking first.

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Date: 4/28/13 9:30 AM

How about 2sided fashion tape? They sell it at Walmart and lots of other places.

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Date: 4/29/13 7:14 PM

Assuming the sizing is correct and there are no figure anomalies, I think Ladyampton is probably correct. It's very easy to stretch necklines when sewing and they tend to distort over time if not stabilized. I almost always make a narrow facing of fusible interfacing that I fuse directly to my lining. This prevents it from stretching which also prevents the fashion fabric from stretching. I've also seen very expensive RTW garments use the same technique with sew in interfacing at necklines. Here's a pic of a dress I made recently with interfacing fused to underlining. Even if fused to just a lining, it's invisible inside the garment.

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