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Posted on: 11/13/08 6:57 PM
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I bought a RTW top from Marks&Spencers and decided to lift the shoulders a bit (it was too low) I might as well have made it!! Anyway, I dicovered on undoing the neckband at each shoulder ( just the usual type band on a knitted top ) that threaded thru loose was clear elastic ! not stitched anywhere - presumably gives a bit of stability if attached at each end somewhere. Thought that was quite a good idea ? Also they had put hanging loops of clear elastic on the shoulder seams. Allows a bit of "give" when hanging. I will certainly do that. the shoulder seams were stabilisedwith the elastic too. They had serged it in with the seam. I've been doing it separately on my stretch stitch - dont know why ! Anyway you may be interested in 1 or more of these tips. The neck is still too low after all that - will have to put a modesty panel in!!

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kathyking said... (1/27/09 8:05 PM) Reply
thanks for giving us a laugh, Winifred! Sewing is such a solitary 'sport', but we can all identify with your experience. At least you discovered those neat tips to pass along!
lilyofthevalley said... (11/20/08 3:06 PM) Reply
Winifred, how interesting about the 'ring' of clear elastic floating free inside the neckline. Don't think I would ever have thought of that. Thanks, Lily
Winifred said... (11/15/08 4:45 AM) Reply
ryansmum- going away till Wed next- will deal with it in more detail on retun.Bye
ryansmumAria said... (11/14/08 10:43 PM) Reply
Could you please explain to me how the neckline was done. Forgive me, I'm not able to picture but I am always eager to learn a new trick especially when it comes to necklines. Something I still struggle with. Thanks in advance
Winifred said... (11/14/08 7:11 PM) Reply
chrisquilts_2 - Yes, the elastic was thinner than I buy in the pack. However I figured that the width I have would still be suitable for the usual kind of width of the band.It will go thru quite easily I think although I have yet to try it.
Doctor Sister said... (11/14/08 3:37 PM) Reply
Interesting Idea. I'm making a knit top right now and was thinking the bias edging might be a little lightweight. I think I'll try this. Thanks,
chrisquilts_2 said... (11/14/08 10:02 AM) Reply
was the elastic threaded thru the neckband very thin?
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