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Collar Stand Construction Techniques for Jackets

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A separate collar stand in this linen jacket adds style, comfort, and stability. When the collar is up, the stand section prevents the collar from sagging. When the collar is down, the stand helps it lie smoothly.

As you may already know, I have an obsession with making jackets. When searching for jacket patterns, one of the features I look for is a collar with a separate sewn-in stand. You can find this detail in better ready-to-wear jackets.

This type of collar offers style and comfort, two characteristics we seek in jackets  whether they are sewn by you or are store-bought. When the collar is down, it sits in place and rolls nicely. When the collar is up, the stand section supports the collar, so it doesn’t sag. Extra edgestitching or topstitching adds style and more stability.

Choose or create a pattern with a separate collar stand

The pattern pieces and technique samples shown are from Bouclé Biker Jacket 107, 03/2019. Additional samples are from the many jackets in my wardrobe, made with various patterns over the years.

Some patterns supply one pattern piece for the…

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  1. JohninKent | | #1

    To increase the stiffness of the stand, I often add the multiple rows of stitching that you referenced in the collar without a stand. It adds stiffness, as well as adding a couture touch to the collar.

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