I finally had a little time to work on my dress today, and I got the bodice put together. It fits great everywhere, except there is gaping at the back neckline! This isn't a problem I generally have, so although I basted it together at the shoulder and side seams to check the fit, I've already attached the back facing. And clipped, understitched, etc.
I'm not sure why I'm having this problem because it doesn't look too big anywhere else in the back. I don't think I have a forward thrusting neck which sometimes causes that. And I've never noticed this problem in my RTW clothes.
But in the meantime, I'm trying to figure out the best way to fix this. I thought of partially removing the facing and making two darts to take out some of the fullness there. Hopefully the facing could ease back on without having to alter it. I'm wondering if I could do something with clear elastic, but there's a facing too.
I might have enough fabric to cut out a new back, but I'm not sure how I'd remove the fullness since I need it across the back. Although if I have to do a new back, I could finish it by attaching clear elastic and turning the edge over, and skip the facing altogether.
Back neckline shape is square shaped.....