How to Sew a Vintage Stand-Away Collar
Recently in my travels, I came across this lovely vintage coat. Because it didn’t have a store or manufacturer’s label, I think it was made by a talented seamstress.
It is beautifully sewn and has a lot of lovely collar detail.
This stand-away collar (a rolled collar that doesn’t hug the neck) is a charming design, which makes the neck look long and elegant. It’s also easy to re-create. The coat has a jewel neckline with a separate rolled collar that’s been hand-sewn to the bodice.
The collar stands up nicely at the shoulders. There’s a trick to achieving this, which I’ll cover when we draft the collar.
At first glance, the collar looks complicated, but it is easy to construct. The patternwork is important, so we’ll cover that next.
The stylish stand-away collar is not incorporated in the neckline seam but…
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