adding a collar to a dress without one
I was wondering if anyone has any info on how you add a collar to a pattern without one. I want to put a peter pan collar on a dress that already has a collar, but it’s more of a “standing up” collar. I want a flat peter pan on it instead. I notice that on other patterns that have peterpan cpeter panwhen you match up the center backs, the shoulder points match, but as you come around to the front, the edge of the collar (around the neckline), is about a half inch higher than the neck edge of the bodice, but it is still the same length. If I match up the center fronts, it still matches at the shoulder seam, but then the back edges are off. I am wondering if the outside edges of the collar are actually fuller than the same area on the bodice – there is more fabric in that area. Does this make any sense at all?
Also, if anyone in the D.C. area can give me any advice on classes for fitting somewhere nearby. I really would love to learn from a professional how to fit and adjust patterns.