I started making up a Colette Peony over Christmas, after getting the bodice fitted in a private class blogged about here.
All went well with the sewing, the fit was good and the invisible zip went in without a hitch, happy days. Now I’ve even finally managed to hem it, which took a while as the rayon seam binding was a bit of a pain to sew on. It’s slippery and really narrow, so I kept just missing the edge of the fabric.
Anyway I finished the hem, tried it on and, well the neckline is weird! It sticks out loads!
Here’s a close up.
It’s even worse wearing a cardigan (a requirement for 80% of the times I’d be wearing this dress).
Can any master adjustment peeps give me any suggestions on how to correct this? I haven’t tacked down the facing, so could unpick that and fiddle around. I’m thinking maybe I could alter the neckline to make it deeper and less boat-necked, then just use bias binding to finish the neckline. Also the shoulders look a little long and actually end on the top of my arms, could I take those in, thus pulling the neckline in towards me a bit?
What do people suggest, as in its current state its not really wearable which is a shame as I quite like the fit and the style of the dress itself. I especially love the little gathers at the front of the skirt.