Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Scoop Neck T-Shirt with an Invisible Neckband

I'm not really sure what to call the neckband thingy, but I ended up finding Made by Rae's tutorial that explained how to make the neckline I wanted.

This pattern is based off of Craftsy's Sewing with Knits class.  I made a striped knit t-shirt from this pattern a few years ago.  The fabric is a Joann's poly/cotton knit with minimal stretch, only 25-30%.  The fabric is a little see-through, so I lined the front bodice with very thin jersey fabric I bought in the LA Fabric District.  So glad it finally came in handy!  I also used that fabric for the neckband, 85% of the length of the neckline circumference.  The neckline is gapey.  Next time I'll try 80% length on the neckband.

I drafted a new neckline lower, for summer, and left a 1/4" seam allowance.  My neckband was 1" wide and I topstitched 3/8" from the edge.  I think it fits well, and I'm pleased with it.

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