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How to turn the Scroop Wonders Unders Singlet Camisole into a V-neck

June is singlet camisole & slip season.

Here in the Southern Hemisphere, I’m wearing a Wonder Unders singlet under my merino tops, or a Wonder Unders slip under a wool dress nearly every day. And if I was in the Northern Hemisphere, I’d be doing the same thing under sheer blouses and frocks.

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In honour of the season, here is one of my favourite hacks of the Scroop Wonder Unders pattern: turning the singlet camisole or dress slip pattern into a V-neck. It’s super easy, and very helpful when you need one under a V-necked top, and don’t want it to show.

I’ll be demonstrating on a singlet camisole (well, actually, two singlet camisoles – so you’ll see the two different types of elastic), but it’s exactly the same process for the dress slip

You’ll need:

  • A Scroop Wonder Unders singlet camisole or dress slip, completed except for the neck binding & hemming
  • The binding elastic called for in the pattern, + 1 1/2″ / 3cm more length.
  • (And obviously), suitable thread and a ballpoint needle

The Scroop Patterns Wonder Unders with a V-Neck Tutorial

Cutting:

Fold the neckline of the pattern down for form a V – it can be as deep or as shallow as you want.

The Scroop Patterns Wonder Unders with a V-Neck Tutorial

Cut your neckline to match the pattern:

The Scroop Patterns Wonder Unders with a V-Neck Tutorial

(feline assistance optional)

The Scroop Patterns Wonder Unders with a V-Neck Tutorial

Measuring:

Now you need to figure out how much to add to the length of the elastic of the centre front neckline – the V-neck is a little longer than the curved neckline, so it needs a little more length.

To figure it out, measure along the folded edge of the little piece you have cut out.

The Scroop Patterns Wonder Unders with a V-Neck Tutorial

Under 2″/5cm?  Add 3/4″/2cm to the length of the centre front neckline elastic piece.

Over 2″/5cm?  Add 1 1/4″ / 3cm to the length of the centre front elastic piece.

Sewing:

Fold the centre front elastic length in half:

The Scroop Patterns Wonder Unders with a V-Neck Tutorial

Using a straight stitch, sew a V shape into the folded centre point, with the point of the V extending 1/4″ / 6mm into the elastic, and tapering to nothing at the sides.

The Scroop Patterns Wonder Unders with a V-Neck Tutorial

Trim the elastic down to 1/8″ / 3mm.

The Scroop Patterns Wonder Unders with a V-Neck Tutorial

Open the elastic out, and finger-press in half.

The Scroop Patterns Wonder Unders with a V-Neck Tutorial

Pin or clip to the neckline of the singlet camisole, matching end points, and centre V-neck point:

The Scroop Patterns Wonder Unders with a V-Neck Tutorial

And sew just as you would for a curved neckline, sinking your needle and turning at the V:

The Scroop Patterns Wonder Unders with a V-Neck Tutorial

And there is your V-neck!

The Scroop Patterns Wonder Unders with a V-Neck Tutorial

Finish the rest of your singlet camisole or dress slip just as directed in the pattern, and you’re done!

The Scroop Patterns Wonder Unders with a V-Neck Tutorial

Enjoy!

5 Comments

  1. Erika says

    Thank you for this tutorial! I have the wonder-unders pattern, but it has been languishing unused, because I prefer a v-neck, so this information is super-helpful.

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