August 22, 2017

Curvy Sewing Education Week: Learn how to fix a gaping neckline

Hi everyone! First up today, I’m sharing a video from our Fitting for Curves online workshop – remember you can get 25% off the full workshop if you enroll by 31 August using code EDUCATIONWEEK!

Gaping necklines are a pretty common problem, and often one that’s hard to anticipate before you have a muslin. Sometimes, it just indicates that the garment is too big for you – check to see if the shoulders are falling off your shoulders, or the whole thing seems baggy, in which case you should start by going down a size.

However, sometimes, even if the rest of a garment fits, the neckline doesn’t. That can happen for a number of reasons: for instance, you might have a lower bust than the pattern is designed for, or the angle of your shoulder to bust is slightly different. But not to worry: fixing a gaping neckline is actually pretty easy. In this video from the Fitting for Curves online workshop I show you how to diagnose a gaping neckline, how to fix it, and what it will look like after the alteration.

I hope you found that helpful! Do you have any other questions about fixing a gaping neckline?


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5 Responses to Curvy Sewing Education Week: Learn how to fix a gaping neckline

  1. Debbie Cook August 22, 2017 at 9:42 am #

    Good video Jenny. And fun to hear your cute accent! (I know … YOU don’t think you have an accent!)

  2. Saara August 22, 2017 at 2:13 pm #

    Thank you for this video, it is very useful!

  3. Dara Harper August 23, 2017 at 4:11 am #

    Thank You “SEW” Much!😃

  4. Val Clements August 23, 2017 at 8:40 am #

    Very clear instructions for gaping neckline. I always have this problem with RTW. Thank you so much.

  5. Claudia August 23, 2017 at 9:27 am #

    Thank you so much for the mini tutorial. Now I can fix all my patterns the right way. I would just make a center seam down the whole front to fix the gapping in my tops and pull over dresses.

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