I raised the neckline without tapering it down and now the dress stood agape at my front. So I inserted two darts. They are pretty long but it’s what my fitting told me:
When I was satisfied with them I inserted them into the lining as well. Now I had to remake the neckline into a coherent line and restitch the lining to the fashion fabric and finish it with understitching.
result! No picture of it but it looks good. All it needs is a bit of pressing but the new neckline on this half is good.
Unacceptable. For one: it missed one of the nicks that were already in the lining. This would fray with wear, I fear.
Second: on one side the stitching doesn’t end in the little trench of the existing stitching line. It misses it by a mm:
This will give a nasty fold. Which will show on the good side as this stitching involves both the lining and the fashion fabric. Unacceptable.
Take it out, please.
time for some chocolate and a little lay down. This needs to come out and be redone.