Today I want to discuss the collar. My goal is for the standing collar stand up, not flop over. I want strength to make it stand up and flexibility to make it go smoothly around my neck. First, I decided to double the interfacing which will make it strong. But I also I cut the interfacing on the bias so that it will be flexible. Next I trimmed away the interfacing from the seam allowance to reduce bulk in the seam.
I am planning to line the collar, and the rest of the garment, to the edge. Silk charmeuse will be lots more comfortable on my neck than the wood tweed. For now, I stitched the collar to the jacket and turned in the edges
I trimmed the underside of the tweed seam allowances to reduce bulk. I was careful not to trim too closely to the fold, for maintaining the stablization.
I think the collar is good and it will get even better with the additional stabilization that the silk charmeuse will offer.
I'm a lifelong student of the art of sewing. It satisfies my creative urge. I've studied with Claire Shaeffer in Palm Springs. I respect her ability and her attention to detail, especially in planning, and they are the basis of my thinking now. I have also studied in Paris, the 6th arrondissement, at the Paris American Academy. I learned from top professionals from design houses around Paris - Yves St. Laurent and Chanel, to name two. There, I improved my tailoring techniques and received an introduction to draping. These experiences transformed both me and my sewing. I'm still a hobbyist, but my goal in every sewing project is to make the best quality garment that I can imagine, plan, and execute. And that is my definition of "couture" - a well-planned and well-executed garment - starting with the concept and planning of each detail and then executing it to my best ability. And most of the time, it works....!
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5 thoughts on “Tweed Collar”
That collar looks fantastic!
Peg I really think you have continued to do a great job with this. Keep up the great work. Your devoted fan. Me