I've been hesitant about making this pattern from Oliver + S. The scoop neck seems rather low and I'm not so sure my daughter will like it on her daughter.
I asked others that have made this dress wondering if they had any suggestions to make he neckline less low.
Well I figured that if I simply made it up according to the pattern, which by the way was drop dead easy, I could see for myself where and what I can do to make the neck less scoopy.
Thankfully I have a vast stash of fabric I can make up a muslin from and maybe, just maybe, the fabric I choose might not be too dated and it will get worn.
I found this daisy print on the purple background. As coincidence would have it, I was in a quilt store the other day and there was the same fabric with a blue background.
Which just goes to prove the old adage, what goes around comes around. Although that adage wasn't pertaining to fabric, but hey, it'll do.
I piped the neckline in question and didn't even notice the join in the piping that is almost in the middle of the neck. Arrgh.
Oh well, it's just a muslin.
So when I make this dress again, if my daughter likes it that is, I will cut the neck portion thicker.
However, I have seen a really good addition to the neckline here (click here) and it is absolutely stunning.
This dress is size 3.
Note to self: check where the piping joins next time.