Hailey Hoodie Sewing Pattern V-Neck Pattern Hack
Learn How to Sew a V Neckband on the
Hailey Hoodie Sewing Pattern for Women
Pattern Hack by Stephanie Tharp *Her affiliate link is here
1. Cut your hoodie back bodice, then cut a 3 inch (or deeper) V on the front paper pattern piece. Cut your new front bodice.
3. Using a basting stitch, stay stitch your V neckline, 2 inches up on the left from your v point and 2 inches up on the right from your v point. This reduces the chance of your v stretching out once the neckband is sewn.
4. Measure the neckline opening. I lay my measuring tape around it, take that number and multiply by .8 to get my neckline measurement. Here it is 21 inches x 0.8 = 16.8 so we can round up to 17.
5. Cut a 5 inch tall by 17 inches wide neckband (you will use the width you got in the step above). You want the stretch going width wise, so the 17 inch side has the most stretch. **You can adjust the height here. If you want a FINISHED HEIGHT of 2 inches you want to cut a 5 inch tall neckband.
6. Lay your neckband piece right sides together and find the center of the 2 inch side. Go over 1 inch onto your fabric and pin at this center mark.
7. Sew from the top right corner to the pin, pivot and sew back down to the bottom right corner of your neckband. Cut out this sideways V shape.
8. Fold the neckband down wrong sides together so you have a pretty V neckline on your neckband. Press with an iron. Baste the bottom left 3 inches and bottom right 3 inches of the v neckline using a 1/8 inch seam allowance to hold the neckband in place.
9. Clip up to the V but not through it to give the V some ease.
10. Match the neckband V to the hoodie V. Pin at the center along your basting stitch. This is to hold the V in place.
11. Turn the left side of the neckband and lay it flat onto the V neckline, keeping the center V's steady. Place a few pins going about 3 or 4 inches along the left neckline to get the V neck started.
12. Sew using a 3/8 inch seam allowance. Pivot at the center V and continue with pinning and sewing the right side of the neckband to the right front neckline for about 3 or 4 inches.
13. Flip neckband up and check out your center point.
14. Pin the rest of the neckband evenly spaced throughout the rest of the neckline. Sew using a 3/8 inch seam allowance.
You did it!! Now you have a Bishop Sleeve V Neck Top that is even trendier!!