Hi. My mother-in-law wants me to make her a dress with a portrait collar. My first question is what exactly does a portrait collar look like? I have an idea, but not clear enough to figure out how to draft a pattern. Which leads to my next question, how would I go about drafting a pattern for one? I have looked at vintage patterns, but can’t seem to find exactly what she is looking for. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
I can't seem to find a picture, either. Here's what i thought a portrait collar was: a very, very large collar that sometimes extends almost to the top of the sleeve, round in back but notched, with lapels in a V neck front. Maybe someone else can find a picture.
Here are two pictures that I found:
And here is a definition from this website ( http://www.talbotsinc.com/press/fashion/glossary.asp) : Portrait collar
Large collar that is squared off in the front and back and extends as far as the shoulder seams.
Here are two pictures that I found
The first picture looks very much like the collar of Vogue 8538 that i have. The pattern is probably 29 years old. (I'm guessing.) When I looked at the Vogue site I found a totally different garment with that number. I said it was round in back. That wasn't a good description...I was just trying to distinguish it from a sailor collar.
Thanks so much. The pictures are helpful.
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