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    Default Sewing tank nightgown, neckline?

    I am going to make my dd some nightgowns, and pj tops. I wanted to make them tanktops for the summer, since it gets hot here and tanks are simple to sew. Which neckline would be easiest with no darts, cuffs, etc? Could I just fold over and sew the fabric for kind of a scoop neck? I can make my own patterns to sew but I am just wondering about an easy neckline. Thanks

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    Does she have a neckline on a shirt she likes, that fits well? Just use that as a pattern.

    You can also make the back and front identical, so it won't matter which way it gets put on her.

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    The shirts she does have are more like t-shirts and have an added neckline. I was hoping to do something less complicated.

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    I would use bias binding on the scoop neckline.
    It would be easier and neater than trying to fold over and sew a curve like that.

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    The simplest thing I can think of is to make a tube for the body of the night dress, and then put straps on it. That would be all straight seams and folded over edges. You can dress up the straps with lace or ribbon.
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    Are you using knit fabric - then just turn it over. The bias tape method will give the best looking results. If you have extra fabric - you can make your own bias tape.

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    I am using knit fabric. I will see if ex mil has bias tape and see if it will work. Thanks

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