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Neck binding looks overstretched

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    Kim @kmac0107

    Happy New Year! I made the first top yesterday and the neck binding that overlaps and is sewn into the front yoke looks stretched. I cut the fabric correctly and had plenty of stretch and I matched all of the notches of the neck binding with the corresponding points on the shirt. There seemed to be less of a need to stretch the neck binding between the center back of the neck and the next two notches on either side. But I needed to really stretch the neck binding along the sides. I matched the last notch on the neck binding with the point of the front yolk. I remember,somewhere in the forum, that Nicole said she cut the binding 1 inch longer. Did you use some of that extra 1 inch on the sides of the neck so you didn’t have to stretch it so much or was it simply to give you more on the ends that stick out? I did have little ends that stuck out below the bottom yolk seem.

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    Nicole @motherof5

    I found that it needed to be a little longer kmac, other wise I felt it was a little tight and spoiled the neckline.

    I am new to stretch knit though, but it cant hurt to have a little ease…

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