This is a bit of an odd question how would I go about recreating the cage neckline on a dress like this? I really love the neckline but the shape of the dress is kinda bluh (also I’m not spending 50 bucks on it…), so I figured I copy the neckline and make a nicer shaped dress. Problem is I have no idea how to go about that.
http://shoptimelessla.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/lacey-babydoll-dress
Thank you, Alexis.

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    Sep 7, 2012, 07.38 AMby katexxxxxx

    Make lots of rouleau loop on a long length and ‘drape’ it on ta dress stand.

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    Sep 25, 2012, 10.40 PMby metropolitanfrock

    I think this is a trial and error mission. I’m a little unorthodox when it comes to sewing, so here goes my take on how I’d it done… 1)Take the bodice of a plain top, dress pattern or your own block (including sleeves) that has a bandeau or boat neck neckline. 2) Cut the front and back on fold out of tracing paper. Be sure to measure how far down in the front and back you want to cut it off, probably about 8" in the front and about the same or more in the back from the top of the neckline. 3) Unfold the paper and layout the front in a lattice pattern you’d like staying withing the perimeter of the pattern silhouette. Be sure to mark points on the elastic bottom edge where it will be attached to the bottom of the dress. 4) Temporarily tack each cross joint in place by hand. For each arm cap, take the sleeve pattern and measure the sleeve cap distance (from bottom of the armscye )and subtract ~2" from the measurement for the negative ease. Use that measurement to determine how far to extend the elastic to the back Continue the pattern to the back of the bodice and continue tacking. Try it on a dress form or yourself and make any adjustments needed. Since this will stretch, you should end up with a decent cage bodice. For supplies, I’d suggest using this type elastic which is used for baby headbands. http://www.etsy.com/listing/105532113/5yds-elastic-shiny-satin-black-baby?ref=sr_gallery_8&ga_search_query=black+elastic+ribbon+by+the+yard&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_includes0=materials&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=all I hope this helps you out. Let me know if you have trouble with it. I’d be happy to help. ;)

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