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lynda828

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Date: 8/22/08 4:08 AM

I have just finished simplicity 4218 which has a deep V crossover neckline on a empire waist. I have hand tacked a modesty piece in but wondered is there a better way to insert this for next time and was wondering how others might tackle this revealing problem!

http://www.simplicity.com/index.cfm?page=search.cfm&numMatch=2&design_id=13302&design=4218&thumbnail_image=4218t.jpg&ldesc=Misses%20Knit%20Tops&size_range=10%20to%2022&status_num=2

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Date: 8/22/08 11:57 AM

Hi Lynda - I have done the same thing. Just tacked a piece of lace into the neckline. Does your top have a facing? You could sew in the panel with the facing. If you topstitched the neckline you could sew it in then.

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Date: 8/22/08 12:51 PM

Here's a direct link... Simplicity 4218.

I have done the same... both hand tack and just stitch in with the top stitching to make it look like it was meant to be. I have a pic of the Inside of the Simplicity 4076 twist top, but the idea is the same. I made a triangle of fabric (actually a diamond that I folded in half for the triangle insert) and serged the non-fold edges. Then I just stitched it in with the top stitching. I think in this particular top, I had already finished the neckline hem, so I just stitched the panel in going on top of the stitching that was already there so the stitching wouldn't really show.

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Date: 8/22/08 1:17 PM

I have varying techniques that I use. Usually I'll simply alter the cutting line, utilising my curve and square sewing ruler

I will follow the cutting line from the shoulder/neckline area and will then gradually taper to come UP -aside from a gentle curve, the visual look remains the same. I simply prefer not to have something slapped flat and pinned (too much of that in private high school...bad memories!) I would rather alter to where it is modest to my liking.

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Date: 8/22/08 10:06 PM

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Usually I'll simply alter the cutting line

Have you done this with a style like Vogue 1027? I like the dress except for the low neckline, I won't wear a neckline this low. With a large bustline it can be a challenge to get a cross-over/surplice neckline that meets my modesty requirements. I can buy/make something to wear underneath but I would like to have the option of changing the neckline.

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Date: 8/24/08 2:12 PM

Quote: fiberfan


Have you done this with a style like Vogue 1027? I like the dress except for the low neckline, I won't wear a neckline this low. With a large bustline it can be a challenge to get a cross-over/surplice neckline that meets my modesty requirements. I can buy/make something to wear underneath but I would like to have the option of changing the neckline.



Thanks,

Joanne


I've not used that specific pattern, but have done so w/ OOP Butterick 4225 as well as on the Burda twist top

You may want to check out this tutorial it was mentioned in another thread, and is similar to how I alter the wrap garment that have a too deep "v" neckline.
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Date: 8/24/08 4:57 PM

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You may want to check out this tutorial it was mentioned in another thread, and is similar to how I alter the wrap garment that have a too deep "v" neckline.

Thank you for that info! I usually do something similar, but I never thought to change the slope of the curve at the CF. Something in me says I HAVE to keep the curve smooth, but why?

If I can't alter to suit my modesty, I add a panel. Like on the twist top... I tried raising the twist top neckline, but I couldn't get it in a flattering place high enough, so I left the twist and added the panel instead.

Do whatever works! That is why we sew.

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Date: 9/4/08 1:56 AM

Belated thank you to everyone for replying, have been away at Uncle's funeral and up until now off the radar.

Great idea Newlyweds and thanks for the link to the tutorial I'll think I'll try changing the neckline for my next effort, I don't want to put a modesty piece in everything I wear or wear camisoles especially when it warms up.

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Lynda

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Date: 9/4/08 11:43 AM

This pattern has the insert as an option. I've not tried it yet, but it has some good reviews.

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Date: 9/7/08 4:14 AM

Thanks for that pattern you're right it has great reviews, worth investing in I think it even looks ok without the panel.

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