Drafting the Men's Shirt Collar
Added Apr 4, 2010
These instructions aim to help you understand how changes to the design of the collar affect the shape of the collar that you make as a result, and hence to guide you in making such changes. Although the shirt collar shown here is a standup collar for a man's shirt, similar considerations will also apply to collars on women's shirts or other types of collars, albeit under a wider range of variation. The principles remain common to all collars. Furthermore, these instructions complement those provided on drafting the men's shirt block. Note that I was inspired by two books in preparing this tutorial : Winifred Aldrich's book called "Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear" and also the invaluable "Shirtmaking" by David Page Coffin. The latter is a mine of information about making shirts, with a special focus on men's shirts.
paper, pencil, ruler, French curve (or dinner plate if you have none), flexible measuring tape or piece of string