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Topic: Hello, can anyone explain to me this neckline? [SOLVED]  (Read 653 times)
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Toermalijn
« on: November 19, 2007 07:03:10 AM »

Or does any one have a pattern for it?

http://community.livejournal.com/t_shirt_surgery/4822252.html#cutid1

(it's the fifth black t-shirt)

i'd like to make a dress with the same neckline, but i don't know how to ><
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2007 02:08:18 PM »

All of them (except for the first one) look to be sweetheart necklines.  There aren't a lot of top patterns out there with this style of neckline, however, later on this month Jalie is releasing this pattern:

http://jalie.com/sewingpatterns/patterncovers/2794.html
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2007 07:26:26 AM »

You liked the one that was wider above the bust than at the shoulder, yes?  You'll need to make sure that you keep the back of the neck fairly high up on the shoulder, to keep the front top of the sleeve pulled in (otherwise the top of the neck will gape and the sleevehead will try to slip down your arm at the front).  It's not too difficult in principal to modify it off a suitable (low!) scoop neck, but make sure you choose one with the right width at the shoulder, not at the overbust!  If you make a muslin, you can even cut it down on your body to get the neckline just so.

Once you've got the shape, you'll need something to stabilise the edge: if it's a knit you're working in, I'd say serge the edge and then fold it under to make a hem.  (For a woven fabric, just make the hem as normal!)  For a more tailored look, go with a facing.  Very soft fabrics may want interfacing across that whole area to stop them wrinkling up and/or gaping.
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2007 10:46:09 AM »

a thank you! that has been very usefull both  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2007 08:29:21 PM »

Actually, not to be rude, but none of them are sweetheart necklines, except perhaps the color block one, which may be a slight sweetheart. Sweetheart necklines look like the top of a heart like this:



Personally I would say the black one you're asking about falls into the square neckline category, and she's just got it cut at an angle. As far as how she did it, it looks like she cut the body across and away from the top of the shirt with the sleeves on it, and then cut around the back of the neck and out into that flared square shape, and hemmed/altered/whatever the body and then sewed them back together.. Smiley It's a nice look, I do agree.
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2007 10:23:11 PM »

I've heard it called an "inverted V" before.  I love it too!

Aurorasky is right, none of those are sweethearts.
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2007 06:18:30 AM »

I have heard it called a queen anne neckline.
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Toermalijn
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2007 08:22:25 AM »

oh thanks all. i already made it actually. it's not fully how i'd like i to be, but it's not ugly either Tongue.
(i'll post it when it's ready ^^)

i figured those aren't sweetheart necklines either..it's more like..i dunno a strapless top with a bolero sewed onto it.

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