Collars Collars Collars can be added to any neckline, and there are a couple of ways they can be described and/or categorized for patternmaking purposes. Applied or grown on: refers to whether there are separate pattern pieces that are joined to the bodice front with a seam,  or the collar is an extension to the […]

Neckline Edge

Neckline Edge In the instructions for creating the applied collars from the neckline measurements, the neckline edge is drawn as a straight line from the CB to the shoulder point.  When this straight line is on the grainline (as in the image below), there is no flexibility given the nature of the straight grain. You […]

Collar Shaping

Collar Shaping The instructions for the the convertible collars: the Basic Collar, the Turnover Collar and the Two-piece Collar,  focus on the construction of the collar around the neckline – it needs to be fit the bodice of the garment. The outer edges of these convertible collars can be shaped various ways to create a […]

Peter Pan Variations: Cut & Lap

Peter Pan Variations: Cut & Lap The instructions for the Peter Pan collar ends up creating a collar with a low stand.  While the Peter Pan collar is generally considered a low-stand collar, it can actually have a high stand of 1-inch, a low stand of 1/8-inch, and anything in between. Below find an image […]