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Tip: A method for attaching bias trim to gathered sleeve edges or bishop necklines.
THREADS #23 Jun-Jul 1989 pg. 8

Tip: Cut and store strips of ribbing fabric in the widths used for cuffs, waistbands and neckbands so that just the length needed can be cut off for a sewing project.
THREADS #25 Oct-Nov 1989 pg. 8

How to correct a garment that rides up at the neckline in the back. Two corrections for a thick neck and a correction for square shoulders.
THREADS #35 Jun-Jul 1991 pg. 10

Tip describes an easy-to-knit neckband that can be bound off and sewn down in one step.
THREADS #39 Feb-Mar 1992 pg. 20

A technique for making a crisp knit neckband.
THREADS #41 Jun-Jul 1992 pg. 22

How to remove neckline fullness from a pattern when the wearer has rounded shoulders.
THREADS #46 Apr-May 1993 pg. 22

Advice on altering a jewel neckline or one with a flat (Peter Pan) collar.
THREADS #48 Aug-Sep 1993 pg. 22

How to fill in and redraw a neckline on a pattern.
THREADS #48 Aug-Sep 1993 pg. 23

How to pick flattering neckline styles for your face shape and neck length.
THREADS #50 Dec 1993-Jan 1994 pg. 44

How to finish a neckline or other edge with bias binding. Describes how to make a bias strip.
THREADS #51 Feb-Mar 1994 pg. 50
Added Info THREADS #52 Apr-May 1994 pg. 8

Altering a collarless neckline.
THREADS #52 Apr-May 1994 pg. 74

Choking necklines. An explanation of problems associated with tight necklines, the measurements needed and pattern adjustments needed to correct the problems.
THREADS #72 Aug-Sep 1997 pg. 24
Added Info THREADS #74 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 pg. 6

Fitting the neckline in a garment. A guide to measurements and pattern adjustments. Tips on how to shape a collar band.
THREADS #73 Oct-Nov 1997 pg. 20

A primer on sewing knit fabrics to make garments that look like ready-to-wear. Advice on pattern choices, construction options, mitering corners, edge finishes, hems and shoulder pads. Sketch shows how to change a jewel-neck pattern to a cowl-neck tunic with vents.
THREADS #73 Oct-Nov 1997 pg. 42

How to measure neck depth and alter a pattern so the neckline will fit. Also shows how to fit sloped shoulders and adjust collars to reflect shoulder slope.
THREADS #81 Feb-Mar 1999 pg. 24