Shirring, cut out neck detail and giant basting/tacking stitches!
ps - I've now added Disqus for comments as I was having a few little problems. Fingers crossed it works! You don't have to have a Disqus account to comment, it can be done as a guest. Please leave comments as I love reading them (and knowing that someone, anyone, is actually even mildly interested in my makes...!!)