Oct 21, 2011

DIY Revival: Altering A Neckline Tutorial




1. Cut your neckline a 1/2" higher than you would like it to be

2. Use an extra piece of fabric (I like to use the fabric that I take 
when I alter the hem) and pin it right sides together around your neckline.

3. Sew the piece on at the neckline at 1/2"

4. The piece that you have just shown will stick out and not lay flat after you have sewn it.

5. Clip in 1 1/2 segments along the attached strip to flatten the fabric to the garment. 
Then flip the attached piece inside the dress.

6. Topstitch along the neckline to keep the attached piece laying flat while you wear it.

You're done!

What do you guys think, should I sell this one or keep it all to myself??

21 comments :

  1. This looks really good!! I (inexperienced!!) tried to alter a neckline once and ended up with a VERY wobbly line =S Need more practice with the sewing machine =D
    xrebelangelx.blogspot.com

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  2. Love what you have done with this dress!

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  3. I'd only want you to sell this if it was in my size - so cute!

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  4. you are fabulous! give me your madd skills!

    <3 steffy

    http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  5. Very creative way to update a classic. Hmmmm....I would keep it. Looks good on you.

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    www.thegirlieblog.com

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  6. you are awesome. I have been wondering how to do this for so long!

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  7. Good heavens,that is one ugly shirt-dress... Yet you transformed it into a very stylish dress. I can't believe it. It looks SOOO good now!!!!!

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  8. I love what you did.
    you are so creative. and beautiful too.

    kait xo
    kaitgirl.blogspot.com

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  9. I love what you do with all your dresses and always wondered how :) And now I know :D

    Thanks,
    Say :)

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  10. directions are unclear, and I am having trouble following what you actually did to get such a perfect edging to that collar.

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  11. You always make such amazing outfits. How I wish that I could just do this as easily as you do!

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  12. This is so cute afterwards:)

    Reyna

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  13. i would totally buy that dress if it were in my size because that mustard/gold color is my favorite. instead i TOTALLY appreciate the tutorial on how to do the neckline. it is totally clear and awesome. do you think it would also work on non-knit fabric? (i guess i am assuming this is a t-shirt type material)
    love,
    aleisha
    cutefatandshort.blogspot.com

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  14. Just found your blog- Love the before and afters and the red lipstick! What kind is it???

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  15. Thanks! I have a t-shirt I wanted to change the neckline on, but I didn't know how.

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  16. thanks for this post..this is what i really want to learn..thanks a lot ..=)

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