Thursday, October 10, 2013

Reshape A Neckline.... Decisions, decisions

In my last post I am sure you notice the pattern I used and the dress I made the neckline was different. If I did not mention this I am sorry. In the November issue of Threads magazine there is an article on Reshape a Neckline and I decide to do this on three dresses using the same pattern. Last night as I reread the article I can tell there is something I just fortunate turn out well for me. I did not make a sloper of the new neckline so that I could use it again. As you can see the Simplicity pattern has a jewel neckline, on my first dress I made a V neckline. So I will have to make a sloper of the new neckline out of some muslin fabric that I have. The article pointed out when changing the width of the neckline you should account for the bra strap positioning to prevent the straps from interfering with a neckline. Put on the bra you plan to wear with the garment, drape the pattern on your body and mark the bra straps’ position on the pattern’s shoulder line. Oops did not do that but I am happy to say the bra strap did not interfere with the V neckline of the dress at all. I am very happy about that! Every one know how frustrating it can be readjusting a bra strap because it wants everyone to see how pretty it is. Grief! I really must not forget that on the next dress because it is going to be a square neck line. The last time I did a square neckline I had to wear a strapless bra which does not give the correct support for me. I think I found the fabric I want to use but I want to cut it on the bias and if I do I will not have enough fabric at all. So I am still deciding what to do. By this time I should have been finishing the dress. This one I will wear on October 21st which is my mom and dad anniversary. Since they are both no longer here with us I will be getting together with my sisters for a sisters day. So I have gifts to create a memoriam to our parents for each of us. I am still deciding what it will be, maybe a art journal page and I searching for the right pictures. So right now I am deciding on what material to use for my dress, creating slopers for the changes in neckline, finishing sleep caps, gathering materials for a art journal page to give as a gift to my sisters. When I post on Saturday I hope to have something to show you all.

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