Need Help In Making V-Neck T-shirt

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Hi all,

I'm new today ... and only sew very basic items, haven't made clothes as
yet.  I've made dolls and other small items mostly.

I'd like to convert a 'round' neckline on the t-shirts I have, into 'V-neck'
necklines.  I know there's a way to do it, I'm just not sure how.  I'd like
to get it as straight/even as possible.

Do I need a pattern, or is this something I can do without one?

Have any of you did this before?

I know you can also use sweatshirts and cut them down the middle to make a
cardigan.  Would like to do that also ... but make it even and looking
professional.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
Dee



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Anybody ????


Dee



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Did you look at Google for "converting round necks to V-necks"  and "jackets
from sweatshirts"?  You may find lots of help.

The way I have done this in the past for my daughters,  I make certain to
find the center front of the shirt after ripping off the band and carefully
recut the neckline following any V-neck pattern for a knit garment, make
certain you can pull it on over your head.  Then make a band of knit ribbing
and carefully sew it on, lapping over at the V.  Somewhere I had the
directions, but can't find them at the moment.  Several books, such as the
Simplicity Sewing Book has the directions for putting on the bands.  EASY
SEWING the Kwik-Sew Way also has clear cut directions  and is well
illustrated.
Several of the big 4 pattern companies have patterns for converting
sweatshirts into jackets.  Most of them have some appliqué designs to add to
the jackets.  I know I have a McCall's that is nearly 20 years old.
I am not affiliated with any of the above companies what so ever, I just
have copies of both books mentioned.
Emily



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Thanks Emily ... I printed this out and will keep it.  Will also look for
those books.

Hugs,
Dee



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Hey - give us a chance Dee - we're good but not instantaneous!!! Give us
  a day or so to answer - some of us aren't in the same continent.

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If you look through the archives of this group on google, you'll find a
discussion of just this subject that came up in the last 2 - 3 months -
sorry can't remember exactly when it was.

HTH

Sarah

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What, you mean you aren't just sitting in front of your computer 24/7
waiting to answer sewing-related questions???  ;->

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http://groups-beta.google.com/group/alt.sewing/browse_frm/thread/8a750d8b2e95706f/8bb6efca7f6e799c?q=v-neck+t+shirt&rnum=1&hl=en#8bb6efca7f6e799c

if that breaks, it's at:
 http://makeashorterlink.com/?C1A922F0B

HTH,

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Beverly
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5706f/8bb6efca7f6e799c?q=v-neck+t+shirt&rnum=1&hl=en#8bb6efca7f6e799c
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Thanks Beverly .... got the link!  I'll go read ...

Hugs,
Dee



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Sowwy!  I guess I'm on here so much, and check and re-check so often, I
forget not everybody does that.  :-)

I'll check google .. thank you.
Hugs,
Dee



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Dee wrote:
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Hey, don't worry about it - personally I check once a day unless I'm
away. I can't and won't check more often than that.

Hope that thread Bev and I directed you to helps.

Sarah

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I have some sites that give instructions for the sweatshirts  if you'd
like  me to email them to you.......Carol


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Hi Carol,

Yes .... that would be great!

Dee





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Hi Dee...I tried to send them, but they wouldn't go through...can you
email me your addy?   then I'll send my links.......Carol
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It's on the way.  :-)

Hugs,
Dee


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Thanks ever so much , just received the links ...

Did you have any for changing a round neckline into a v-neck line?

Dee



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