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Date: 7/29/14 11:09 PM

I am really confused. I am trying to teach myself the Banded V-neck on Knit Fabric in this book and Step 8 on pg 20 stumps me. I sew all the way around the neck edge and then stop within about an inch of the v-neck. Then I overlap the bands and....then what? The directions in Step 9 say "continue stitching the band to the remainder of the neckline and stop exactly at the point". But when I do that, both ends of my neckband stop exactly at the point and I can't overlap the bands at all. I'm sure it's very simple but I just wrap my mind around the next step. Is there a tutorial anywhere? I've searched the forums here and looked on youtube but came up empty. Thanks for any advice!

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Date: 7/29/14 11:52 PM

If you don't get other help quickly, go to the second search category in the list in the first post of this thread,
Message Searches
I'm 95% sure that there is a link to a tutorial on this in that group of threads.

The category was a little skimpy so I added some links to this thread which can be pulled up with the search explained in the Message Searches thread -
Attaching a Knit Collar

The Jalie video link might be the best visual to help you visualize the resource and method that you are working with.
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Date: 7/30/14 0:34 AM

I'm guessing the band is less than an inch wide. We will call the edge you have been sewing when you are told to stop the bottom. Then there are the two end edges. When you overlap the band the end edge at the beginning of the band will align with the bottom at the end of the band. unless you began the seam an inch from the point the other end will need to be tacked down some how. Otherwise it will align with the bottom of the band at the beginning. IHTH.

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Date: 7/30/14 7:42 AM

What book r u talking about?

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Date: 7/30/14 11:58 AM

Peter (of Male Pattern Boldness) discusses the Couture Sewing Techniques neckband here, and here, with photos.

Perhaps this will help you.

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Date: 7/30/14 1:28 PM

Thanks for all the replies. I think the Jalie tutorial will help me -- it's not exactly like the Couture Sewing Tech book in that Jalie sews the overlapping ends together at the beginning, and the book shows sewing them at the end. But it helped me realize that I need to leave the ends overlapped and then sew the remaining neck edge. Or....I think that's what I realize! Peter's site does discuss this method but doesn't show that crucial photo that I hoped to see. But I will try my idea tonight when I get home, and thanks again! I definitely think the Jalie way is easier so I might try that way next time.

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Date: 7/30/14 11:20 PM

Hi RedRockin,

A7YrStitch posted several links in another thread in this forum (Attaching a T-shirt collar) that you may find helpful.

I have not checked them, so I do not know if they are "couture" quality methods. But given that others find them helpful, I thought you might, too.

At the very least, they will be additional techniques to add to your sewing kit.



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