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Hi there, I hope someone can help with this problem.
I’m sewing a boatneck t shirt (Wendy Mullins book Sew you home stretch) with cotton jersey with a bit of elastic but the boatneck just keeps rolling forward. Has anyone any ideas how I can rectify this?
Thanks in advance


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    Jan 23, 2013, 03.56 PMby addicks1

    Sorry the post should have said elastine in the fabric not elastic.

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    Jan 24, 2013, 05.45 AMby 20beverly08

    add a very thin flat detachable chain link in the inside front neck. Chanel perfected this idea. It will solve your problem.

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    Jan 24, 2013, 10.05 AMby sewingfan1

    May be totally wrong with this, but I’ve been trying to learn to knit and it mentioned something about your knitting will curl outwards if you do just purl stitch (I think) and that’s why you mix purl and knit on the edges of your pieces (the selvedge if you like). If your jersey is a knit fabric might it be something to do with that? Apologies if I’m way off, just a thought, and I wouldn’t have a clue how to put it right.

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    Jan 27, 2013, 05.37 PMby Meldbombs

    Am not familiar with the book, but my suggestion would be to first do a staystitch, really long stitch, within the seam allowance, then make a bias strip which in knits is just a long strip cut on grain. With right sides together sew bias strip to stay stitched neckline then flip it over to other side, press in raw edge, topstitch or stitch in the ditch. There is a nice tutorial for this on colette patterns will try to find it if you need further help

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