The easiest way to raise a neckline

Tutorial on a super quick way to raise a neckline that is too low.  It only takes one dart!
I love wearing my husband’s shirts, unfortunately, he doesn’t love me taking them.  I finally gave in and bought myself a pack of mens’ undershirts to get me through this pregnancy, but was disappointed when I realized that the neck line was super low.  
There’s nothing comfortable about having to put your hand on your chest every time you bend over.  Luckily, I came up with a quick fix–a dart.
I simply made a dart in the back of the neckline, and it created a higher neckline in front.  This was the easiest fix for me since I didn’t want to deal with the shoulder seams.  
Keep in mind that this shirt is HUGE, so the dart in the back didn’t effect the rest of the shirt.
Because I normally wear my hair down, the subtle dart in the back doesn’t bother me at all.
Tutorial on a super quick way to raise a neckline that is too low.  It only takes one dart!

Since the shirt is a knit, I used a zig-zag stitch and a ball point needle.  I went over the zig-zag with a straight stitch after so the thread wouldn’t should through.

Tutorial on a super quick way to raise a neckline that is too low.  It only takes one dart!

After sewing the dart, be sure to check the fit before you cut off the extra fabric.

Tutorial on a super quick way to raise a neckline that is too low.  It only takes one dart!
The view from the back.
Tutorial on a super quick way to raise a neckline that is too low.  It only takes one dart!
And the front :)
Tutorial on a super quick way to raise a neckline that is too low.  It only takes one dart!
Good luck if you try it!
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2 Comments

  1. Love this idea. I’very always done the shoulder seam route, but this is SO much easier and I bet you could cover the dart with a zipper or other trim sewn right on top of the seam.

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