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Floppy neck...not mine...but the tunic's!
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Date: 10/10/13 7:02 PM

I finished a tunic made of a sale fabric from JA's. Not sure of the fabric, but it's a light synthetic. It turned out well, but the two points at the collar section both fall toward the arm. I had put interfacing on the backside of each that seemed to be the appropriate weight and am not sure if I should try to remove it or use a stiffer interfacing. I am not sure how to remove the present interfacing...or just add another layer?
I hope this is not a wadder, but perhaps...
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Cathy

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Date: 10/10/13 8:04 PM

It could be that the fabric was off-grain, so it wouldn't be your fault entirely.

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Date: 10/10/13 9:09 PM

What's the pattern number?

It could be as simple as your fabric choice, lightweight synthetic, was different enough from the pattern suggestions that the collar is going to flatten/splay.

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Date: 10/11/13 6:51 AM

I checked the pattern and the fabric seems to match the suggested.
So...add or subtract interfacing?! The top is too cute to wad...too much work to give up yet?
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Cathy

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Date: 10/11/13 7:10 AM

Assuming it's one of those tunics with the little split neck, sometimes you have to add an elastic loop and small button to hold it closed, often have to do this on RTW.
Or try these on a leftover Scrap cut the same, before having to open up the actual neckline:
-- topstitch several times around the opening to give it weight
-- insert a narrow elastic inside the V, extending it around the top corners--sometimes rounding the corners slightly instead of having a right angle works.

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Date: 10/11/13 3:18 PM

Again, the pattern number would help to guide you as to what to do.

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Date: 10/11/13 3:31 PM

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Again, the pattern number would help to guide you as to what to do.



Debbie

Agreed. From your descriptions alone, it's hard to know what the neckline is *supposed* to look like, and hence what exactly the problem is. Can you tell us what pattern you're using, and/or post a photo of your finished tunic?

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Date: 10/12/13 9:11 AM

Thank you for all your replies.
The pattern is Butterick 4684 and I made View D, minus the trim.
Sorry, I do not have a picture, but floppy portion is the slit at the neck. The fabric is a crinkly crepe-like synthetic.
Again, thanks to all...sewist a are the most generous.
Cathy

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Date: 10/12/13 10:13 AM

From the line drawing it looks like it is supposed to have a small button there.

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