Lesson 7 Sewing pattern of a neck


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Sewingpatternofa neck is required when you sew any dress, blouse, or tunic. Necks differ in the décolleté shape, depth, cut, and sewing patterns. The most widespread shapes are V-neck, O-neck, square neck, necks with scallops, and curvy lines. Furthermore, we are going to discuss different ways of sewing and trimming the neck in garments.

Sewing pattern of the neck with a decorative stitching welt on the face side

Sewing pattern of the neck with a decorative stitching


1. Cut out 2 details of a decorative stitching welt for the front and the back of a dress. They must be exactly the size of the neck.

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2. Interfacing for the stitching welt needs to be cut out as well (any other material to make the stitching welt more rigid may also be used)

3. Fix the interfacing to the wrong side of the stitching welt.

4. Stitch the front and the back sides of the stitching welt along the shoulder seams.

Sewing pattern of the neck with scallops

5. Turn up the stitching welt from the bottom edge, fix it with pins, and iron well.

6. Make the fixed stitching along the edge of the stitching welt.

7. Put the stitching welt together with the neck of a garment (the face side of the stitching welt to the wrong side of the dress’s neck). Match the shoulder seams of the stitching welt and the neck of the dress precisely, as well as the center of the front and back of the dress. Fix it with pins and stitch.

8. Cut seam allowances where it’s necessary to avoid the thickening of the fabric. Turn on the stitching welt to the face side of the dress. Fix everything with pins, iron, and topstitch the stitching welt to fix it to the neck of the dress on the face side.

Sewing pattern of the neck with scallops

neck with a slit and decorative placket

1. Cut out the detail of the stitching welt and interfacing according to the shape of the scallop neck.

2. Finish the edges with a serger or zigzag stitch. Pin together the details of the stitching welt and interfacing.

3. Fix the right side of the stitching welt to the right side of the neck.

4. Baste and stitch the details. Seam allowances must be minimal. Cut the knots of the seam allowances.

5. Turn the stitching welt from the face side to the wrong side of the dress, spreading every scallop, curve, or corner.

6. Baste and iron everything. Topstitch the edge of the neck. Remove the basting.

Sewing pattern of a flap neck

1. Cut out 2 identical details of a stitching welt and interfacing the same shape as the neck.

2. Sew underneath the open cuts of the edges.

3. Put together the details of the stitching welt and the neck of the dress, with the right sides inside. Fix with pins and baste.

4. Stitch the stitching welt and the neck together. Cut seam allowances in the corners.

5. Extrovert the decorative flaps, and stitch close to the edge.

6. Iron the flaps and fix them from the right side of the dress.

Sewing pattern of a neck with a slit and decorative placketneck with a slit and decorative placket

1. Cut out the decorative placket, taking into account the desirable width and length of the placket and the shape of the neck cut with seam allowances of approximately ¼ inches.

2. Cut out the interfacing without seam allowances and join with the decorative placket on the wrong side.

3. Put the right side of the placket together with the wrong side of the tunic’s neck.

4. Pin the details, baste, and stitch together.

5. Cut the seam allowances in the corners. Turn the decorative placket to the tunic’s right side.

6. Iron and stitch the decorative placket at the edge from the right side.

A stitching welt for the neck is an inherent part of outerwear sewing. We have described just a few sewing patterns of the neck.

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