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.

Step 1

Step 2
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!

Thank you for stopping by!


  1. Lovely sweater and thanks for sharing your tutorial.

  2. I agree with Sheila. Thanks for providing a versatile solution.

  3. Thank you for the lesson. I'm pinning this tutorial on Pinterest.