Collar Works

Testing high standing collar design using paper prototype.Cutting collar from high quality canvas interfacing in bias direction4 parts that make up a high standing interfaced cape collar

Contrary to the red-finished version of the cape, the new design shows a collar that has standing and falling sections in separate pieces, keeping the same semblance, but replacing the vertical middle-back seam with a horizontal one that tops the construction, a solution, far more suitable for this kind of high-texture fabric. Next to adding a lot of extra work to the equation, it also allows to vary between thread direction for visible and invisible sides of upper and under collar, delivering a superior roll whilst upholding continuity in grain.

Highly decorated upper and undercollar for gothic cape designbaste-sewing alongside manually added canvas interfacingflattening seam allowances through stitches before turning collar inside out


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