Modesty T-Shirt Panel
I love wearing v-neck t-shirts! There’s just something about not having my neck encroached upon by a collar that pleases me. I don’t like anything around my neck…I don’t know why, I just don’t. So, v-necks are awesome – most of the time. On the occasion that I have a shirt with which I love the fit, but the “V” is too low, I simply make one of these quick & functional “modesty panels.” It can be sewn directly to the shirt following existing seam lines, or it can be made interchangeable by attaching it with some sew-on snaps (this type tends to be less bulky and more easily hidden). If you have one or two v-neck shirts, you might just want to sew the panel straight in. If you have a ton of v-necks like me, you might want to make a few panels with snaps, so that they can be used a few times with different shirts before washing.
There are so many ways to accomplish this type of a modesty panel. It could be made to attach to your bras, to be interchangeable with your shirts, or to be sewn in. The pattern provided is NOT a one-size-fits-all, but rather a guide for you to trim or adjust to the appropriate proportions as determined by your shirt (or bra) size and style. For the purpose of this tutorial, I am going to make one that is interchangeable with snaps.
All you need to do is cut the panel out on the fold. This means, from the edge that was cut at the store, fold a single layer of your fabric down far enough to fit the pattern.
Pin, then cut out the pattern.
Fold the piece in half the way it will appear when worn. Iron with right sides out.
Pin to keep the fabric from shifting.
Sew a straight stitch across the top ¼” from the fold.
Zigzag stitch around the three remaining raw edges.
Snip the corners.
Hand-sew the snaps to the panel like you would a button. Use doubled thread, knotted at the end, and loop through each hole in the snap’s perimeter at least three times.
Lay it on your inside-out shirt to determine correct placement for the other half of the 4 snaps. (Decide how high up, or how low, you’d like the panel to be.) Sew them in place.
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