Deeper necklines may be used for party wear or evening wear. If they are very low, precautions will have to be taken to prevent them from gaping.
If a low curved neckline is used on the garment, this may need to be tightened. To do this, slash the basic pattern from neckpoint to near waistline and overlap or attach a placket to the garment.
The size of the neckline varies from person to person and pattern to pattern. The size of a neckline (i.e. the width and depth) of a neckline is to be fixed before drafting diagram. For a neckline, neck widh and neck depth are required as explained below.
In ladies garments, neck proportions are generally kept as follows.
Neck proportion For girls For women
1. Front or back neckwidth 1/12th chest 1/12the chest+1�'
2. Front neck depth 1/12th chest+1/2' 1/8 chest +2'
3. Back neck depth 2'-2�' 2'-5'
Note: 1. The above proportion vary according to fashion and customer's taste.
The neckline width and depth of the under garment should always be kept below the out wear.
Necklines are perhaps the most conspicuous part of any dress design and for that reason desere careful consideration, both while choosing a design as well as while sewing.
Select a suitable and comfortable neck style and one suited to the fabric. The neckline can be of various shape and sizes.
Neckline is part of bodice, around the neck. In ladies garments, neckline can be shaped in different ways and styles to get a decorative effect.
Types of Neckline:
Some of the types of necklines are:
1. Boat neckline
2. Draw slring neck line
4. Key hole neck line
5. Haltee neckline
6. Scoop neckline
7. Square neckline
8. Heart shaped neckline
9. 'V'-shaped neckline
10. Round neckline
11. 'U' shaped neckline
12. Wedge shaped neckline.