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How to make a dramatic collar

Added Aug 12, 2009

by nessie

Paris, France




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A little tutorial based on my big-collar tunic :)

The dimensions of this collar should suit any sizes, but try to avoid big neck-openings.

I hope this tutorial will be useful :) , and sorry for my english (I’m french) ! Hope it is still understandable !




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    Oct 21, 2012, 09.05 AMby Mary Athey

    Love this collar x

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    Aug 30, 2010, 03.17 PMby kaiju

    very nice and simple tutorial! thanks!

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    Dec 2, 2009, 02.22 PMby petitmoutonbleu

    Merci beaucoup pour le tutoriel! J’ai été à la recherche d’une beaucoup de temps!!!!!!! j’aime bien!!! très utile

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    Nov 13, 2009, 02.55 PMby fluxplay

    I have just spent hours searching for a dress pattern with a slouchy neck (not a droopy cowl for knits only)….and here is the answer! Genius! A neck I can add to any of my existing dress patterns. Thankyou so much for this simple but clever addition.

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    Aug 13, 2009, 03.53 PMby cthuliz

    BurdaStyle won’t let me favorite this but, trust me, I will when I can. This project deserves it.

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      Aug 13, 2009, 04.00 PMby nessie

      thank you very much :D

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    Aug 13, 2009, 12.15 PMby pinksalamander

    Wow this is a really good tutorial! What kind of fabric do you recommend? Do you reckon it could work in jersey or does it need to be stiff?

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      Aug 13, 2009, 12.41 PMby nessie

      the more stretchy is the fabric, the more slouchy will be the collar ! I didn’t try with jersey, but it should be ok :) (just more like an opened-turtle neck, if it makes sense)

      I made my tunic with a light cotton and some polyester for the lining. More heavy fabrics will (I think) not be appropriate.

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      Aug 13, 2009, 12.48 PMby pinksalamander

      Thanks! Also (sorry for all the questions but I’m really keen on making this!) what is an appropriate height for the neckline to sew the collar onto? Does it need to be as high up as possible? I’m thinking of using the Sadie pattern (http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/sadie) but I’d probably have to cut the neckline higher for it.

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      Aug 13, 2009, 02.04 PMby nessie

      I guess it will be nicer to cut a higher neckline :) , but if you really want to keep it as it is, you need to measure the circumference of the neck-opening, and cut a rectangle that is 1/3 longer to be sure it still overlap !

      Btw, the lower the neckline, the more it will be like the collar on the Nadine pattern.

      I hope you’ll publish the result, I’d love to see what you will do !

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    Aug 12, 2009, 02.54 PMby anitrasb

    Thanks for the tutorial! And your English is fine, all the instructions made sense. :)

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