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Mduffy14
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Subject: Help with B4684 and slashing Date: 6/5/13 12:37 PM

I am currently working on a Butterick pattern, B4684 and am completely stuck. I am working on the neckline (instruction #27) and have pinned the bias tape to the back part of the neck, but I do not understand what it means to slash to the lower end:

"Stitch along seam lines and stitching lines. Slash between stitching to lower end (what???)"
What is the lower end? How do I know where and how long of a slash to make?

Also, if there is anyone who has done this pattern, how do I do #28?
Thanks for the help!
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Date: 6/5/13 1:02 PM

This is what my project looks like: http://www.friendsofpr.com/mduff/image.jpg
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Date: 6/5/13 1:29 PM

I looked up the instructions on Printsew.com and it looks like you need to cut your fabric from the center of your front neckline down to the point so that you're opening up your v-neck space. This would be done after you've done the stitching to define the v-neck.

Look ahead to step 29, which may help envision what they're saying to do in 27.

(Looking up instructions for patterns on Printsew.com is good for those of us who need to be able to enlarge those tiny illustrations to make sense of everything!)

Hope this helps.
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Subject: Help with pattern instructions to slash Date: 6/5/13 1:32 PM

In general, this is used to create a narrow V opening. So rather than cut out a narrow V and try to face it (which is difficult with the bias stretching everywhere and teeny seam allowances), you cut the piece out whole, along with a facing. Then pin the facing in place, and stitch along the marked seamline. Then you cut into the V between your stitching lines, to the point (but *not* through your stitching!). Then turn the facing to the right side and you've created a nice, faced V opening.

I can't 100% tell from your photo, but my guess is this method is used where your purple marking creates a wide V at the center front.

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Date: 6/6/13 1:51 PM

Thank you! I thought it was more complicated than it really was
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