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McCalls 6324 fitting woes 2nd edition
shoulders and neckline
zenn
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Date: 10/27/13 6:04 PM

I read the reviews of McCalls 6324 and also have experience making one version. The problem seems to be a common one: shoulder straps fall off the shoulders and the neckline bubbles to reveal bra.

I followed someone else's correction by adding 1" to the neckline. I triple checked the fit including making a muslin version and I was sure all was well. However when my lovely Lisette Collection Fall cotton sateen version was complete, I was shocked to learn that the corrections made not one bit of difference. In fact, this version seems worse than the first.

I really love the fabric and since it is now gone and from the Fall 2011 collection, the chances of finding more are slim to none.

So, after following some helpful suggestions, I picked the stitches removing sleeves and some topstitching to take up the straps. What I have left is much improved but still not good. The straps fall too wide across exposing bra straps. When pulled in, the bust bubbles.

I am at a loss so considering an unconventional tuck above the bust darts. As you will see on the pic, this will involve a dart into the straps as well, so.....if there are other solutions out there I sure would love to learn of it!

Here is a pic of the pattern:
McCalls 6324

Here are three pics of the bodice in Snapfish 1) straps revealing bra; 2) straps pulled in creating bust bubble; & 3) a possible unconventional tuck above bust darts:
3 pics of the bodice problem

If you cannot access Snapfish, try accessing the 3 pics in Flickr:
3 pics in flckr

Thoughts? Many thanks to all for your helpful suggestions!
Warm regards, zenni
-- Edited on 10/28/13 1:16 AM --

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Date: 10/27/13 10:35 PM

Strapless bra, or bra strap carriers or even just two safety pins on the inside, one hooked into each shoulder seam and just fastened around your bra strap maybe?

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Date: 10/28/13 0:03 AM

Could not see your pics. All I got was a snapfish log in.

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Date: 10/28/13 1:00 AM


-- Edited on 10/28/13 1:18 AM --
-- Edited on 10/28/13 1:27 AM --

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Date: 10/28/13 1:26 AM

Beau...mmmmaybe, but I am hoping for something a bit different. Check the photos on Flickr and you'll see what I mean.

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Date: 10/28/13 1:31 AM

Marilly, thanks for letting me know about the Snapfish problem. Please accept my apologies. I hope you will visit my post again and try the Flickr link that I have added to my original post. Hopefully.....Flickr will show you what I have shared and if not please let me know. Thanks again. Warm regards, z

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Date: 10/28/13 2:06 AM

Can you rotate those darts (moving the top of the dart towards the center front) but pointing toward the bust apex and keeping them out of the straps?

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Date: 10/28/13 3:45 AM

Could you maybe take that dart you've pinned out right up to the shoulder seam (narrowing the strap), so it effectively continues one of the princess seams from the shoulder to below the yoke seam? You'd have to line up the dart correctly for that to work.

Alternatively, if you want to keep the width of the strap, you could maybe think about removing the zipper, rotating the excess into the CF seam, and then reshape the neckline to smooth it out and replace the zipper. Problem might be that the photo shows that you've pattern matched the front centre either size of the zip, and you'd lose that.

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Date: 10/28/13 1:37 PM

Can you post a picture that shows at least to the waist or lower?

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Date: 10/28/13 6:35 PM

These are all appreciated suggestions and a request. I will see what I can do and post later today or tomorrow, so please check back. Thanks so much!

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