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Date: 1/19/14 4:47 PM

I'm busy cutting out the fabric for this burda dress pattern. I like the design (I'm making the long sleeved version with extra skirt option B) but am not keen on the neckline.

I think it will make me look a bit strangled to say the least. The back features a nice V neckline. I'm wondering if I should echo this at the front? I havent really played around with necklines much so would love some thoughts and advice.



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Date: 1/19/14 10:58 PM

I don't like high jewel necklines on just me either, so I don't wear them. I would feel strangled and restricted with it on my neck like that. I think it would look nice with a V neck in front too, but that might make the shoulders "slip off, having it both places, but if they were more anchored to your underpinnings with maybe a bra strap holder, then maybe not.

I don't think you can use that exact pattern piece for the V in the back though for the V neck curve in the front instead and have it or just assume it might lay correct on the front of you maybe. It's also probably too deep. I think better to more "steal one" from another sewing pattern if you must, for the V neck in the front of the dress for that, maybe one that had a bit of some more curved edges to it and not quite so deep?

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Date: 1/20/14 1:29 AM

I like the look but I know it's not popular with a lot of people. As Beauturbo says, if the front and back are both V's you might have problems with the shoulders slipping off. One fix for that would be a band/roleau across the back somewhere between mid back and upper back.

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Date: 1/28/14 7:59 PM

You could probably just cut it a little deeper to make it slightly lower, couldn't you?

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Date: 1/30/14 3:34 AM

well, it's all coming together nicely. I used my french curve to take a more curved neckline out of the front. I'm thinking of adding an extended contrasting yoke (from the red fabric I intended to use for the overskirt) to the neckline.

You should be able to see (just about, fabric photos terribly as its so dark) here photos of the front and back neckline.

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