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Attaching the collar stand to shirt:

The shirt back and front are attached at the shoulder lines.

Sew a stay seam around the neckline, as it is curved and it will distort otherwise.

Match the marks on the collar bands to the shoulder seam (not the topstitching) of the shirt.

Start sewing on the seam line on the collar stand. Straighten the ruffles that are created underneath the seam.

Turn the seam allowance inside and press it under towards the top of the collar. Pin the stand around, along the stitch that attached the stand to the shirt.

You can now hand stitch it or machine stitch it, topstitching it from the wrong side (backstitch at the ends).

This stitch will show on the right side of the fabric as well.

All done!

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    Dec 18, 2016, 02.11 PMby iris-2

    I am still completely lost!

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    Jul 12, 2014, 12.05 AMby gillianbc

    Great photos, but the punchline is missing – how did you attach the whole thing to the shirt? Please, please add some more pics for that last step.

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    Nov 3, 2011, 06.28 AMby Deepa Philip

    Exactly my sentiments too – the last step is what the tutorial should have been all about – some more photos would have made this a really good tutorial.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 03.35 PMby suzeb

    Thanks for this! But the above poster is right. The last step could be broken down a bit more with at least another photo to show how to attach the collar to the shirt.

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    Sep 21, 2010, 04.47 AMby BriAnna Shultz

    I agree with greyhaunt. This is the part that is the hardest – and the “step” with the most words and sentences. Why is it the only part without a picture?

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    Jul 4, 2010, 12.18 AMby greyhaunt

    This is a great tutorial – up to this point. Why did they stop doing photographs right at the the point where it starts to get really complicated? The written instructions are good, but not quite enough if you are a visual learner. I’m still in the dark as to how the collar stand should have looked when I am attaching it in the initial stages.

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