hi sylvia, thank you ! the neckline is beyond my comfort zone for sure, and next time i'll raise it. (it's lower than it looks in the photo, i guess because my arms are raised. ) other wise, i ripped out my "ribbing", aka binding a few times until i could get it snug enough, and pulled in a bit of the gape at the very bottom of the neck. oh, and this is probably a no-no, but i had read of the gapping issue, so instead of cutting binding on cross grain, i cut it along the grain, to diminish stretch.