I get under my collar..

I need new clothes for work – shirts with a collar and proper sleeves. Something more formal and structured than a t-shirt. I am not good at collars, just never get the finish I want.

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Soul Craft festival appeared on my horizon – with Jen Beeman (Grainline) doing a workshop on collars. I clicked and got it! Soul Craft was a lot of fun. I’ve only been to professional or academic conferences of late. It was lovely to see presentations from people who were passionate about their craft.

I was supposed to use the Grainline Archer. I have several other shirt patterns, that have already had full bust adjustments. I decided to use Vogue 8689 again.

Jen was terrific at breaking down the collar creation and attachment. Most of us wrote notes, took photos and videos. Here’s the collar with the collar stand.


The collar stand, after grading and clipping.


The collar and stand after turning. A thing of beauty. I admired it for quite some time.


Finally – the collar attached to the shirt front and back:


I put this up on my mannequin so that the family could admire it.

Me to Mr 17 – “look what I did!”

Mr 17 to me (not looking up) – “oh, did you injure yourself again?”

Fifi puss was impressed enough to look up.



About Accordion3

I sew, ride a bike, bake, read a lot of books and sometimes skate. I also play several instruments, one of them is the Accordion.
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3 Responses to I get under my collar..

  1. I always knew cats were smart…

    And your collar is indeed nicely done

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  2. Pingback: Collared shirt – buttoned up | Bobbins, Bikes and Blades

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