adjusting neck

adjusting neck on dress pattern

After trying on the dress and marking for desired neck adjustment, take the garment off and turn it inside out.

adjusting neck on dress pattern

Separate the front and back of the dress. Fold the front in half, taking care to match the shoulder seams.

adjusting neck on dress pattern

Starting at the fold, draw a curve for neckline in chalk.

adjusting neck on dress pattern

Do not alter the shoulder line, use a ruler if necessary to maintain the edge so it will still match the back.

adjusting neck on dress pattern

Carefully cut through both layers of the dress front with scissors or a rotary cutter.

adjusting neck on dress pattern

Try dress on again to check neckline.