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Darling Ranges Sewalong: Rounded Neckline

how to do a rounded neckline on the Darling Ranges pattern // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryHello everyone! As promised yesterday, I’m here with a Darling Ranges dress pattern variation! Mainly, how to alter the shape of the neckline. The standard Darling Ranges pattern comes as a v-neck, but I’m going to show you how to create a slightly higher, rounded neckline.

how to do a rounded neckline on the Darling Ranges pattern // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryAlso, yesterday I talked about moving and altering the bust dart of the Darling Ranges pattern. Well, heres what one of them looks like! This is the dart moved to the waist, and then split into three darts. Also known as a dart cluster. Just wanted you to know what it looked like!

But let’s move on to the neckline. Here’s how to do it……

how to do a rounded neckline on the Darling Ranges pattern // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryPlace a piece of paper underneath your pattern, lining up the edge of the pattern with the edge of the paper. Tape in place. Extend your two parallel guidelines.

how to do a rounded neckline on the Darling Ranges pattern // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design Diaryhow to do a rounded neckline on the Darling Ranges pattern // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryNow decide how high you want your neckline. Don’t forget – you need to remember your seam allowance! Draw a perpendicular line out from your center front guideline.

Using a french curve or another curved tool, create your rounded neckline – connecting the end of your perpendicular line  to your shoulder seam. Blend so you have a smooth, curved line.

how to do a rounded neckline on the Darling Ranges pattern // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design Diary how to do a rounded neckline on the Darling Ranges pattern // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryTo shape your facing, first fold inward along the first guideline, and then again along the center front guideline. While folded, cut along your new neckline shape.

how to do a rounded neckline on the Darling Ranges pattern // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryThat’s it! Unfold, and flatten back out before cutting out your fabric.

how to do a rounded neckline on the Darling Ranges pattern // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryDon’t forget that your neckline will be higher now, so make sure you adjust the placement of your buttons!

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Holly writes part time for the Megan Nielsen blog– sewing like crazy, creating tutorials and sewalongs. She has been sewing since she was a little girl, and has her degree in apparel design. Now she’s a stay at home mama, and spends all her free nap times at her sewing machine.

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Janey
9 years ago

I really like the look of the dart cluster. Will try it out sometime, as well as the round neck version. The Darling Ranges pattern has been sitting in my ‘to sew’ pile for over a year already!

Laura
9 years ago

it’s wonderfull, I absolutely need one sleeveless-round-neckline-dart-cluster-version for this summer!!
thanks so much for your tutorials, they are great :)

maddie
9 years ago

Easy peasy alteration. I love the scooped neck vs the V neck.

lisa g
9 years ago

cute! i mentioned just yesterday on my blog that i’d like to do a scoop neck version. love this dress!

Carmen
Carmen
9 years ago

So cute!! Wanna get started on this variation too. Thank you for the great tutorial!

irene
irene
9 years ago

love it! ;)Irene Wibowo

Ginger
9 years ago

Oh my gosh, this is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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