The GGVNeck is the pattern of the month and I’m super late to the party!
I have no idea why I’d never made this one before… it’s so good!
The pattern has been updated and now has the full range of G+G’s size chart, from tween 12 to 5X (26).
The GGVNeck will be your new go-to for selfish sewing! With a flattering curved V neckline and optional pocket, this tee is perfectly graded for a beautifully draped fit. Explore different types of fabrics and you will have a collection of v-necks in no time! Create something fabulous just for you!
This is a straight forward design and part of G+G’s $5 Staple Patterns.
It’s meant for 2-way stretch lightweigh knit, but basically any knit fabric with at least 50% stretch will work.
I used this cute jersey pique from Driessen Stoffen and it was perfect for it.
It’s 2-way and has a great drape to it.
I’m taller than the pattern is draft for but as I prefer my t-shirts to hit me at high hip I didn’t add any length to it.
Sewing a V-neck can be a bit daunting, but it’s oh-so-satisfying when it turns out good.
The instructions on the pattern are really good, there’s no need to feel intimidated by it. My tip is to take it slow and sew it on the sewing machine. If you have a serger you can use it to finish the seams later. And if you decide to topstitch it, start and finish it at the point of the V. That way you avoid having to worry about pivoting exactly at the right place. 😉
And because I can’t leave a good thing alone, I decided to play with it the pattern and try a little hack.
You know I can’t help my hacking brain… 😀
This time I had a go with cap sleeves and a split hem.
I really like the original sleeves but as fall weather rolls around I’m bound to wear a lot of cardis and I don’t like the feel of short sleeves under long sleeves.
I also don’t like long sleeves under long sleeves… That’s why cap and 3/4 sleeves are my favorites for fall and winter.
The split hem is just an extra that I really like.
I chopped about an inch off the front just to have a very slight high-low thing going.
This is the exactly same typ of fabric as the previous one. I definitely need to order some more prints of it. I see the GGVNeck becoming my go-to for a quick and cute tee.
If you’re looking for a great V-neck staple, look no further!
And there’s still time (albeit not a lot) to grab it for only $3.75… a steal!
Editing the post to add anoter GGVNeck Hack:
I lengthened the pattern to mid-thigh and curved the hem for a Tshirt dress.
I also shortened the sleeve by 2 1/2 inches. I love how it turned out!
I used the same type of fabric as I did for the tshirts. This was my last print of it, so I definitely need to order more! 😉
This dress is perfect for Fall layering.