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Pattern Mash: Add a New Neckline

Posted on 01 August 2018

PATTERN MASH : ADD A DIFFERENT NECKLINE TO THE TRUE ROMANCE TOP

If you love the True Romance Top and thought you'd like to make more with different necklines, this pattern mash is for you.

Choose from Scoop, Rounded, Crew or V-Neck.

This tutorial shows you what patterns you can mash & how to add them to the Banded Bishop Sleeve Top.

Pattern Hack : Add a Different Neckline Bishop Sleeve Top Pattern Hack : Add a Different Neckline Bishop Sleeve Top

VIEW True Romance Bishop Sleeve top sewing pattern

     

PATTERNS YOU CAN MASH

You can mash the necklines from the following patterns in a few easy steps. 

Pattern Hack : Add a Different Neckline Bishop Sleeve Top

     

Melanie used the Allure Deep Scoop Neck option for her pattern mash.

Fabric: Poly Rayon Spandex French Terry.

Pattern Hack : Add a Different Neckline Bishop Sleeve Top

Pattern Hack : Add a Different Neckline Bishop Sleeve Top

   

ADJUST IT : FRONT

YOU WILL NEED:

  • True Romance Banded Top : Front (#1) & Back (#2)
  • True Romance Tee** : Front (#8) & Back (#9)
And one of the following patterns using the neckline style of your choice.
  • Allure Bell Sleeve Top** : Front (#1), Back (#2) & Neck Band to match; or
  • Wanderlust Dress** : Front (#1), Back (#2) & Neck Band to match; or
  • Trapeze Trio** : Front (#1), Back (#2) & Neck Band to match.
**NOTE: If you haven't already printed, you'll only need from the base of the armhole up of the True Romance Tee, Allure, Wanderlust & Trapeze.

 

     

STEP 1: FRONT

  • Place the Allure (Wanderlust or Trapeze) Front on Top of the True Romance Tee Front.
  • Along the shoulder, mark where the True Romance neckline starts.

Pattern Hack : Add a Different Neckline Bishop Sleeve Top

   

STEP 2: FRONT

  • Next place the Allure (Wanderlust or Trapeze) Front on top of the True Romance Banded Front
  • Align the notch from above with the neckline/shoulder on the True Romance.
  • Align centre fronts.

Pattern Hack : Add a Different Neckline Bishop Sleeve Top

   

STEP 3: FRONT

  • Draw in Allure (Wanderlust or Trapeze) neckline.
  • Remove the Allure Tee (Wanderlust or Trapeze).

Pattern Hack : Add a Different Neckline Bishop Sleeve Top

     

STEP 4: FRONT

  • Draw in new shoulder line from the Allure (Wanderlust or Trapeze) neckline to the True Romance shoulder/armhole corner.
  • Your new front is complete.

Pattern Hack : Add a Different Neckline Bishop Sleeve Top

   

 

          

ADJUST IT : BACK

ALLURE BACK : Repeat Steps 1-4 above for the back pieces.

TRAPEZE BACK : Repeat Steps 1-4 above for the back pieces.

       

WANDERLUST : The process is the same as above but the back aligns a little differently.

STEP 1: BACK

    The Wanderlust Dress has a centre back seam & shaping along the back so we need to align it slightly differently. 

    • Place the Wanderlust Back on Top of the True Romance Tee Back.
    • Armhole : Align both armholes.
    • Shoulder : Align along shoulder.
    • Centre back : This will sit 7mm (1/4") past the centre back of the True Romance Tee
    • Along the shoulder, mark where the True Romance neckline starts.

    STEP 2: BACK

    • Next place the Wanderlust Back on top of the True Romance Banded Front.
    • Align the notch from above with the neckline/shoulder on the True Romance.
    • Again, the centre back will sit 7mm (1/4") past the centre back of the True Romance Banded Top Back.

    STEP 3: BACK

    • Draw in the neckline as you did on the front.
    • Remove Wanderlust Back.

    STEP 4: BACK

    • Draw in shoulder as you did for the front.
    • Your new back is complete.

    Pattern Hack : Add a Different Neckline Bishop Sleeve Top


           

      CUT IT

      Follow the instructions on your original True Romance Banded Top pattern pieces.

      NECK BAND : Use the Neckband from the Allure (Wanderlust or Trapeze) that matches your new neckline. 

           

      SEW IT 

      For all necklines except the V-neck, follow the instructions in the True Romance pattern.

      For V-neck:

      • Follow Steps 1-12 in the True Romance first.
      • Then follow the V-neck steps in the Allure pattern (pages 20-22).
      • Then go back to the True Romance to complete your top from Step 17. 

           

      MAKE IT TOO

       

      Inspired? Want to make a scoop, v or crew neck True Romance too?

      Pattern Hack : Add a Different Neckline Bishop Sleeve Top

      You will find the pattern here, in our Ladies Collection. You can also view all the options available in this pattern.

      Simply download, print & sew. It's fast & easy to sew, even the pattern hack.

         

      MORE COMING SOON.

      Over the next few weeks we'll be adding more pattern hacks & mashes to help you get the most out of the True Romance pattern. 

      Bishop Sleeve Top sewing pattern by Pattern Emporium hacks and mashes

      Visit the Pattern Emporium pattern support group Facebook

      So make sure you visit our Facebook group regularly to learn more about these as they are released.

       

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