The next Rowan neckline finish we have to cover is the v-neck, so let’s do that today! I promise it isn’t nearly as tricky as it seems. It’s actually pretty easy!
A small note: I used a small stripe fabric here for both the body of the tee and neck band, which I’m realizing may be hard for some people, visually. The v-neck construction has actually been covered once before in an older post, using contrasting fabrics. So if this post is a little more visually difficult for you, feel free to check out the older post here.
As with the other necklines, place your front and back tee together with right sides of the fabric together. Line up the shoulders, and sew the shoulder seams 1/4″ from the raw edge using a zig-zag stitch or serger.
Fold the v-neck band in half with right sides together. Line up the ‘V’ short end and pin.
Using a straight stitch, sew 1/4″ from the raw edge of the inverted V.
Clip into the corner of the V, being careful not to cut through the stitching.
Press the seam open, as shown here.
Starting at the V point, fold the neckband in half with wrong sides of the fabric together.
Continue folding the rest of the neck band in half, lining up the raw edges, and press.
You can clip off any excess fabric at the V point of the neckband.
Again using a straight stitch, sew a line of basting stitches 1/4″ from the raw edge, around the point of the V ( about 2″ on either side of the point).
Also sew a row of basting stitches around the V of the tee. Again, using a straight stitch, 1/4″ fro the raw edge, about 2” on either side of the point.
Clip into the corner of the V on the tee, being careful not to cut through the stitches.
With your tee facing you with right side of the fabric facing up, place the v-neck band on top of the tee, with right sides together, so that the point of each of their basting stitches match up. Pin in place at the point.
Now its easier to turn around so the wrong side of the tee is facing you. Spread the neckline open at the clipped point, along the rest of the neckline to line up with the raw edge of the neckband, and align the basting stitches on the two pieces. Pin in place.
Using a straight stitch, sew the band to the tee 1/4″ from the raw edge for 2″ on either side of the V only.
Obce that V section is sewn, you can continue pinning the rest of the neck band to the neckline, lining op the raw edges. The notches on the neckline match up with the shoulder seams.
Sew 1/4″ from the raw edge using either a zig-zag stitch or serger (sew along the entire neckline, including the V point whihc was already stitched in place with a straight stitch).
Press the neckband up away from the tee, with the seam pressed toward the tee away from the neckband.
Optional: Topstitch next to the neckline seam (on the tee, not the neck band). You can use either a zig zag stitch, twin needle, or even a longer longer length straight stitch has worked for me! (This is also a good time to add a tag to the inside seam if you want to!)
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