Day 5 of the Rosaline Sew-Along: Sewing the Horseshoe Neckline

One of my favorite options of the “Rosaline” is the horseshoe neckline. It works best with stable knits such as Ponte de Roma or heavier weight jersey knits. The construction of this neckline is just as easy as the scoop neckline version. horseshoenecklineStart by taking your 1 3/4″ x 28″ strip and pressing in half lengthwise, matching the raw edges. Lay your top/dress right side up and spread flat. Find your center back of the neckline and begin pinning your folded strip with the raw edges matching. horseshoeneckline1Continue pinning around the perimeter of the neckline until you reach the beginning of the horseshoe neckline.horseshoeneckline2You want to make sure that you form your strip to match the curve as you are pinning and pivoting at the corners.horseshoeneckline3Form the strip around the neckline and continue until you reach the center back. Overlap the strip by at least a 1/2″. horseshoeneckline4Sew with a 1/2″ seam allowance around the perimeter of the neckline, back stitching at the beginning and the end. Make sure you pivot at the corners of the neckline to get a nice crisp and precise line.horseshoeneckline5Trim away the excess strip being careful not to cut the stitching or fabric. horseshoeneckline6Trim seam allowance to 1/ 8″ making sure not to cut the stitching or fabric. horseshoeneckline7You can see by pivoting at the corners you can get a nice clean corner on the neckline. horseshoeneckline8Flip garment over to the wrong side and flip the strip to the wrongly side. Pin around the neckline. *if adding a tag: place at the center back under the strip. horseshoeneckline9Edge stitch around the perimeter of the neckline, back stitching at the beginning and end. horseshoeneckline10Turn your garment to the right side and check out your lovely horseshoe neckline! Next up in the sew-along is attaching the sleeves. 

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