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Convertible collar with partial stand

liselaure | Posted in Patterns on


I am making a Burda jeans jacket whose convertible collar has a partial stand, that is a stand that is shorter than the collar itself. Apart from its stand and whether it is worn open or buttoned, this collar looks like any usual convertible collar. I can borrow this collar and its stand from my Burda pattern to incorporate them into other garments of course, but I would like to know how they are drafted. Does anybody have or know where I can find instructions to draft such a collar? Thanks in advance.


P.S. Before anybody asks, it’s pattern #112 of BWOF 6/2004 but you can find a same collar in other Burda patterns.

Edited 2/16/2007 4:51 am by LiseLaure


  1. Cherrypops | | #1

    Hi LiseLaure,

    This is a wonderful site for all drafting needs plus lots more..


    Chapter 7 on the page deals in many styles of Collars. For starters have a read through Analysis of Convertible Collars and the following Active Sports Collar for the drafting techniches. There is so much info on this page. I hope you find something suitable.


    1. liselaure | | #2

      Hello CherryP,

      Thank you for reminding me of VintageSewing.info. Although I know this wonderful website I did not think of it in my search. Unfortunately there is nothing there like what I am trying to find.


      1. Cherrypops | | #3

        Thanks for replying so soon. sorry to hear it didn't suit but pleased to know you are aware of the site. I hope someone here can answer your question more thoroughly.

    2. Josefly | | #4

      I'm very glad to "discover" this site. I've bookmarked it; I think I'll be using it a lot. Recently I a poster mentioned the technique of transferring or rotating a dart, and I couldn't visualize how this would be done; this site has a great illustrated explanation of the topic. Thanks.

      1. Cherrypops | | #5

        I have had the site tucked away for a while and recently heartfire2 posted it, can't remember where at present, but she brought it back to my attention so I would like to pass on credit to her. It is a beauty! I love vintage clothing and the techniqes have helped me out.


        1. HeartFire2 | | #6

          Thanks for the mention. I actually have a real copy of the book, I found it on ebay and made sure I was the high bidder for it. I use it in my class on sloper drafting because I think it has one of the simplest and best fitting drafts for a sloper. One of these days I'm going to make one of the skirts it shows (flowing back panel). Monday I start a class on couture sewing techniques, I'm rather nervous about it because I haven't taught that stuff before, but I'm sure it will be fine. Other than that, I'm getting ready to take a few (4 - 6 ) months off to go hiking again this year! I love long distance hiking, but it does put a crimp into my ability to sew and teach!

          1. Cherrypops | | #7

            You're welcome HF2.

            It sure pays to keep a look out on Ebay. I have bought and sold items. I get most of my vintage patterns there. I think the lady I buy from gets hers from the states when she visits yearly.

            You are a wonderful teacher to me here I wish I could attend a class. See the lady in action :)

            I wish you well for Monday, Couture techniques,  I have faith that you will teach well and all students will benefit. I haven't done much with couture, I have patterns which need it so I really should try. I have Claire Shaeffer's High Fashion Sewing Secrets.....(I went crazy in a bookstore in Queensland. Lucky I did because the Sydney store didn't have any of them!..Xmas pressies from hubby.) I would like to find and purchase Couture Sewing Techniques.

            I've been meaning to let you know my astray backissues arrived. 3 of each. Everything has returned to normal. However, I still have to wait the 10-12 weeks for shipment. Patience, I have.

            I did pass the others onto good homes. I am still reading #127. Showed my mother in law the articles on the sheer fabric dresses. Loved Those! Would have been a real treat to have seen them on show. Lucky you!

            A woman of many talents. Hiking too! Which location? Please let me know when you do leave the discussions for a while. I'll be thinking of you and missing your advice. I know, I know there are many talented here for me to fall back on, but still I feel you are a great asset to these posts.

            Enjoy your week.



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