I made this shirt last year at the Sew-In and never wore it. Why? Because the neckline somehow stretched out, and it sagged away from my body. Nothing bad, mind you – no gargantuan gaposis or exposed cleavage, but it was enough to always bother me. Don’t you hate it when those sewing gremlins muck things up?
First, I thought to salvage this top by running a bit of elastic through the neck band. I did that, but still didn’t wear it. While this solution worked to pull in the neckline, it also left what I considered unsightly gathers. It looked lumpy. Not the way it was supposed to look!
I wasn’t terribly keen on darts, per se, but I did like the idea of making the fix a design feature.
Design feature. I like. A nifty phrase that can be used to cover a myriad of goofs, oopsies or other momentary lapses in brain function.
Result: A new top. Just in time for Sew-In 2010.