V-Neckline : 6 ways to sew a V-neck in a dress/top
The V neckline, which resembles the letter V in the alphabet, is one of the most popular of all necklines, as it flatters most body shapes and elongates the upper torso, making it a favorite of many – especially women of all shapes and sizes.
Different types of V- necklines
You can add a V-neckline to your clothes in a variety of ways, from the most basic to one added separately to a plunging one; here are some of the best tips and tricks to help you get the perfect one.
1. V-neck With simple facing
Attach iron-on interfacing (the very thin type) to the facing cloth if you want a structured v-neck. Clip the seam allowance every 1 inch and right to the tip of the V to prevent puckering when you turn the neckline right. Cut the seam allowance of the V tip to the stitching line you’ve made, as shown in the picture below.
3. Add a collar to your V-neck
A v-neckline can be created by creating a facing for the v-neckline and then adding a collar on top.
5. Finish V neck With button placket
Cut vneckline facing for both pieces and make sure the button loops are on the center edge of each piece. This is a v-neckline with a button placket opening. You will need to make two front bodice pieces u2013 left and right sides.
6. V-neckline with trims / piping
Sewing trims/piping on the V neckline is a little tricky u2013 getting it without puckers takes patience and practice. Careful sewing and clipping at the right places can help make your job easier. Make a stay stitch 1/4 inch from the edge and clip to the tip of the V.
7. Yoke style V-neckline with embroidery
Sewguide.com: 6 methods for sewing a neckline with bias tape.
How do you sew a bias binding on av neckline?
Sewing a V Neck Using Bias Tape
- Step 1: Choose Bias. Choose contrasting or complementary colors for your bias tape.
- Step 2: Stay Stitch. Stay stitch just inside the seam line to prepare the V neck opening.
- Step 3: Clip the V.
- Step 4: Pin the Bias.
- Step 5: Stitch.
- Step 6: Clip.
- Step 7: Stitch.
- Step 8: Stitch the V.
How do you finish a neckline?
FINISHING THE NECKLINE WITH THE FACING It’s a good idea to finish the raw non-neckline edge before joining the neckline facing to prevent fraying. We overlocked the edge, but you could also zigzag it or give it a little hem by pressing the raw edge in to the wrong side by 1/4″ or 6mm and stitching into place.
How do you finish bias binding?
Refold the bias strip and edgestitch its second folded edge from the right side of the project to finish the binding, or blindstitch in place for a perfect finish, after stitching the first edge.