Emma, left, wearing last week's McCall's 6078 with loops; Big sister Izzy, right, wearing tonight's McCall's 6078 with reduced cowl depth (reduced so much, loops are not possible)
Lots of interesting responses regarding changing cowl depth from my last post.
Thanks to all who left ideas. I went with debbie's advice....here's the photographic evidence:
Here's the pattern piece for the front of view C:
Fold along the fold line:
I drew a mark at 2 5/8" (5/8" for SA; 2 inches for reduction in cowl length).
Draw a line diagonally across:
I folded on the newly drawn line:
Opened and drew on the fold:
I cut that bit out:
Ha ha ha, so now the shoulder seam is longer on the front than the back. Sadly, i had already cut out the back, and no more of this fabric remained.
It was a 'make it work' moment:
View B has pleats; so I took up the extra length on the front SA by pleating it out:
Now the cowl isn't plunging:
But it's not long enough to put the loops on. Maybe next time I will try with 1" instead of 2" and see if that leaves enough for the loops but isn't too plungetastic.
I do like that my bra straps are covered. and bending over doesn't put on a show.
And it was less than 2 hours cut to finish. When was the last time I sewed a garment in under 2 hours? Hrm.
I think it's cuter with the shrug: