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Date: 3/16/10 3:52 PM

I am sewing Simplicity 4076 (View A), and want to experiment with adding a modesty pannel. The shirt is not too low, I just want to play with the look. I am using a super stretchy poly/rayon fabric. How do I construct the panel? Is it just a triangular piece doubled and stitched into the piping at the neckline? Do I need to lower the existing neckline to make it look good?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Date: 3/16/10 4:46 PM

The only modesty panel sewing instructions I've used is from Jalie 2793. It's doubled at the top edge and sewn with the edges of the wide neckline band. I have Jalie 2804 though have not sewed it yet. The instructions on this pattern do not say to sew the panel with the neckline band. Instead, the panel is only one layer with the top edge hemmed, and it's attached at side seam to side seam. It reaches as far up as the lower part of the armhole and sewn together with the sleeve and armhole. And reaches down to the bottom edges of the bodice's two top pieces, sewn together with those edges. So this panel also acts like a lightweight bra.

Make sense?

S4076 has a narrow neckline band, and I think, if you try to sew the panel with the edge of the band, you'll end up making the neckline too heavy.

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Date: 3/17/10 5:49 AM

I am interested in this question also, so hope someone will come along with some suggestions!! I recently had a go at adding a modesty panel to a dress that I had drafted . I did exactly what you described - I made a triangle folded over and top stitched to the neckline. It was fine except for the topstitching made the knit neckline wavy and a bit baggy. I gave it a good steam press and this helped somewhat.

Another pattern I have calls for a separate piece which has ribbons attatched to it which are then secured to the shoulder seams. The modesty panel is like floating free and I would worry about it shifting. I haven't made this pattern up yet so I guess I can't really comment on its effectiveness. Here's hoping one of the experts here can shed some light.

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Date: 3/17/10 6:30 AM

There is a great tutorial on just this in Sumerset's blog Pins and Needles:

link to tutorial

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Date: 3/17/10 9:50 AM

Thanks so much for that link to Sumerset's blog. This is really useful and I will be trying it out on another dress I am making.

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Date: 3/17/10 1:25 PM

Thanks so much for your link to the tutorial, it is exactly what I needed. Who would have guessed that I'd find help all the way from Australia! (I will be there soon, I used to live in Sydney)

My only question is that when making a crossover , like the Jalie 2904 or the Simplicity 4076, it means that you will have 3 layers of fabric across the upper chest & bust area. Right? (right front, left front, and modesty panel). Any suggestions for reducing bulk?

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Date: 3/17/10 5:40 PM

Wow! That was a really great tutorial by Pins and Needles! I like how she took off some ease at the AH seams, assuming that it helped bring the panel closer to the chest. I wonder if Jalie 2804 did the same with its panel.

As far as removing some bulk, the only thing I can think of at the moment is using a much thinner fabric for the panel, like tissue weight knit. My camisoles are of a very thin, very fine knit (microfiber?), but I have not seen this fabric weight sold in fabric stores.

If you go this route and are unsuccessful in finding such a fabric, I suggest you shop RTW for fine, tissue weight knit tops on the cheap. You can use these tops as fabrics. Invert Turn the top upside down, so you're using the hem of the top as the top edge of your modesty panels.



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Date: 8/4/12 10:18 AM

Hi! I am trying w/o success to locate this tutorial. Please help.

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Date: 8/4/12 10:58 AM

The link worked fine for me. Just click on the word "tutorial" here: tutorial.

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