Frill collar pattern/circle?
I notice in the shops this morning that a lot of the blouses have a frill down the front opening,and after taking a closer look at them I decided to come home to make one ready for our winter( Australia). It as been along time since I constructed one of these collars and I remember doing it from a circle instead of cutting and spreading a collar pattern.Was there an article in a thread Magazine for this I have the one in No119.Or can some one please refresh my memory please.
Is this a jabot you are speaking of? Not a collar, but a frill down the front? Adele Margolis' book "Design your Own Dress Patterns" explains it with a drawing: the original is a blouse with an ordinary curved neckline, and a centre front. A line is drawn, in large curve, from up near the shoulder seam on the neckline, out and around and down to the cf (I suppose to the length you want the "frill"). This is the pattern, it is segmented into five pieces, each one beginning at the point where the neckline and cf meet. Then the pieces are spread, with the longest one which is down the cf remaining on the straight of the goods.
Another illustration is drawn from a v-neck, but using the same technique as above, the pattern being drawn from where the shoulder meets the neck edge, at an angle towards the armscye, and back to the point of the V.
I also seem to recall a spiral pattern piece. As the centre edge is sewn to a straight line, the rest flutters in soft folds. I'll have to look more into this one, I'm sure I have it somewhere.
Was shopping today, and that idea seems to have also moved across the Pacific! Big thing this season, apparently, is the white shirt (not blouse), shirt.
Thank you for your information it is like a jabot.
What I forgot to say was that you make two of these and put one on each side of the centre front. Of course. If you want a schematic of this, email me through my profile and I will draw one up and scan it for you.
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