Deep neckline theory

Instructor : Savitha
Skill Level : Beginners 00:09:08
Views (1826)
Rating (11)
Class Description

You must have encountered problems of the shoulder of the dress slipping or falling off.  This happens when both necklines are deep and there is no support. To avoid this we need to make some adjustments in the shoulder measurement and this class explains the changes to be done in your pattern. 

Class details

Please login to submit your questions

Q : Hi Savi, can this neckline theory be applied to blouse.? Recently I stiched katori blouse as per ur teaching.....there is only problem with shoulder is falling off of that blouse.. - Sampada karmarkar (1 month ago)
A :


Deep neckline theory can be applied for kurits/dresses, for saree blouse it is slightly different.  Kindly post your concern about the blouse  in the Q & A below the katori blouse class, will sure clarify.

Q : I reduced 1/2 inch from half shoulder mam. - karthiba (9 months ago)
A :

Then you may take 3/4" from midpoint to draw the front armhole curve. 

Q : For kurti if shoulder is 61/4 or 61/2,should v have to draw 1/4 or 1/2 " inwards in half front armhole curve? My front and back neck 6" and 3" respectively - karthiba (9 months ago)
A :

How much have you reduced from your half shoulder measurement ?

Q : Hi savi .. Can this deepneck theory be applied to sleeveless kurtis as explained in the video ? Or some modifications is needed? TIA - Diya (1 year ago)
A :


Yes, it can be applied for sleeveless Kurtis too.  Also you may please refer to our class on "Sleeveless yoke kurti". 

Q : Thank you mam.... - Subarnalatha (1 year ago)
A :

You are welcome. 

Q : Hi mam, in deep neckline theory, why do we move the armhole line when we go on deep for backneckline... What is the difference... Pls explain - Subarnalatha (1 year ago)
A :


When doing deep necklines at back and front, the garment will not have much support at the shoulder and will expand and that is the reason the shoulder is reduced. The armhole is adjusted because as you bring the armround line inwards due to lesser shoulder slope, the line length increase. So we move it slightly up.

Q : hi mam, when we take back neck deep as 6 inch, back arm hole goes deep inside than front arm hole. then what would be the sleeve patttern??? thanksnin advance - Shilpika Karnala (1 year ago)
A :


Sorry did not clearly understand your query. When you reduce the shoulder in lieu of deep neckline, it is done for both front and back. 

Q : hi savi , i have dress with has 8.5" deep front neck, 10.5" deep back neck & near shoulder it is 2". is deep neck theory applicable. i am stuck here. is deep neck use only for blouse?please clear my question. i am trying to understand . thanks a lot. - Aruna (1 year ago)
A :

Hi, Our free tutorial on 'Deep neckline theory' may be applied for Kurtis/dresses when both necklines are deep. For saree blouses we have explained in the First class of the saree blouse course that is Class1-Choli blouse. 

Q : hi savi, i am very happy to find u. ur teaching is excellent.i have question if back neck is deeper than front ho w do i use deep neckline theory. thanks - Aruna (1 year ago)
A :

Hi, thanks for your appreciative words. 

This deep neckline theory is applicable when both the necklines are deep.  If your front neckline is normal depth and back is high, then you don't need to apply this theory, but as the back neck deepens for every 1" depth you may reduce 1/4" from the 1/2 shoulder measurement.  


1] How do I enroll for premium classes?

Click on the class you wish to take and 'ADD TO CART'.  You would need to SIGN UP/LOGIN if you have not yet done. Then 'CHECKOUT' and select the payment method. Give your payment details and once the payment is successful, you would have access to the class.  

2] I have paid for a class, now how do I view it?

Login and click on 'My courses' on top. That will show you the number of classes you have taken. Click on the class you wish to learn from.

3] How do I ask questions if I need any clarification regarding the premium class?

Click on the Q & A tab below the video, type in your question and submit. We will reply at the earliest. When you receive the reply you will get a notification alert and the reply will be below your question under the respective class. 

4] What is the validity of a premium class?

The validity of the class is 1825 days that is approximately 5 years from the date of enrolment. You will be able to view the class any number of times, any time of the day and on any suitable device, within this validity. 

Students Who Viewed This Class Also Viewed

About the Instructor

7040 Students 71 Courses


Instructor Profile

Ms. Savitha has been conducting classes in Pattern making and sewing since the year 2010. She started with her Online classes to reach out to more students. Her words, "I love sewing and teaching and I have been lucky to be able to make my passion, my profession. I try my best to simplify things and teach in a simple and easy way so that even beginners in pattern making and sewing are able to learn from our online classes and make their garments with professional finish".


Student Feedback


Average Rating
10-03-2018 Preethi

Extremely Well explained! Thank you!

21-05-2018 Fahmi

explained really well

07-07-2019 Pradeepa

Very clear explanation. Thank you so much man.