Sunday, November 4, 2012
Adding a Bias Cut Draped Collar
I made a warm, draped collared pullover and posted it on Sew Passionista and I thought I'd explain how I drafted the draped collar.
I used Vogue 8605 for the body and sleeves with alterations done on the front piece and to add the collar, I proceeded in this way.
I scooped the neckline from three inches in from the neckline along the shoulder seam down to mid chest on center front like this.
On a piece of paper
Step 3 & 4
I slashed and spread this line adding about 8" to the width of the neckline/shoulders
Steps 5 & 6
Fold the collar in two and sew into neck line of front piece. ( Don't forget to add a new seam line to the neck edge of the front)
The collar does not extend to the back neck.
And that's all there is to it!
I want to make a nice red top using this draped collar. I've always admired that kind of neckline but because this style is cut on the bias, I find it hugs the chest in a way that looks too tight. This method is my alternative.
I hope my instructions are clear and that someone out there will give it a try.
More pics here!
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