Sunday, June 14, 2015

Burda 6998...Adding neck facing and Narrow Shoulder Adjustment

I love Burda 6998. It has become one of my favorite TNT patterns .

This pattern fit very well out of the envelope but I did tweak it a bit.

I found the boat neck too wide on my narrow shoulders and as the space between the armhole and the neckline was very narrow,  I decided to not make my usual NSA. Instead , this is what I did.

I cut off the shoulder area as seen in the pic above and moved it  in 1/2". The neckline was perfect after that. It created a little jag in the armhole but ,using my French Curve,I trued up the armhole and the sleeve fit fine.

I really dislike how neck facings have a tendency to roll to the outside in many garments even after understitching. The method I'm describing here wouldn't work for the sleeveless version of this dress.

I drew a facing that include the upper part of the armhole for both front and back.

I cut it out of the dress fabric

I stitched it to the neckline, understitched it, trimmed the seam allowance  and turned it to the inside .

I then sewed it to the armhole before I put in the sleeves.
That's all there is to it and the neck facing stays put. I love it!


And in case  you're curious, here's the dress in the photos above.

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