The Shawl Collar Tutorial by Guest Blogger Rhonda Buss!

The Shawl Collar

The shawl collar makes a lovely and graceful collar on most any garment.

shawl collar 1 The Shawl Collar Tutorial by Guest Blogger Rhonda Buss! It lays smoothly over the back neckline.

shawl collar 2 The Shawl Collar Tutorial by Guest Blogger Rhonda Buss! The collar is actually a part of the front pattern piece and extends to form the back collar. The only seams for this collar are the back neck seam and the shoulder seam.

shawl collar 3 The Shawl Collar Tutorial by Guest Blogger Rhonda Buss! Remember, for all of the collars that we are drafting, we are using Butterrick 5678.

butterick 5678 The Shawl Collar Tutorial by Guest Blogger Rhonda Buss! Begin with the center front pattern piece.

*Please be sure to remove seam allowances from the original pattern piece. This will make drafting the collars so much easier.*

shawl collar 4 The Shawl Collar Tutorial by Guest Blogger Rhonda Buss! Determine how low you would like the center front opening to be and place a mark on your pattern.

Draw in the button extension. To determine how wide the extension should be, measure your buttons. The added button extension is half the size of your button plus 1/2″. So if you have a 1″ button, half the size of the button is 1/2″. Add 1/2″ and the result will be 1″.

shawl collar 5 The Shawl Collar Tutorial by Guest Blogger Rhonda Buss! Draw a straight line from the button extension through the shoulder line at neck edge.

shawl collar 6 The Shawl Collar Tutorial by Guest Blogger Rhonda Buss! For this collar, our back neck collar width will be 2 1/2″. Square a line over and then draw a line down as you see in the picture below.

shawl collar 7 The Shawl Collar Tutorial by Guest Blogger Rhonda Buss! In order for the collar to gracefully fall over the back neckline, we need to add a little ease. Depending on the thickness of your fabric, measure over 1/4″ to 1/2″ from the original line that was drawn. Now draw a slightly curved line back to the shoulder line. Redraw the back collar as you see in the picture below.

shawl collar 8 The Shawl Collar Tutorial by Guest Blogger Rhonda Buss! The front area of the collar can have any shape you wish. I decided that I would like to have a rounded lapel.

shawl collar 9 The Shawl Collar Tutorial by Guest Blogger Rhonda Buss! The final pattern. Be sure to transfer the original notches, the grain line and add seam allowances. You will cut 2 of these for the garment and 2 for the facing. There is no need to cut a back neck facing as the collar seam allowance will encase the back neck seam.

shawl collar 10 The Shawl Collar Tutorial by Guest Blogger Rhonda Buss!

The final product.

shawl collar 11 The Shawl Collar Tutorial by Guest Blogger Rhonda Buss! I cut my shirt off at the waistline and added a 1/2 circular skirt. If you would like to learn how to draft circular skirts, see this post, http://www.sewnews.com/blogs/sewing/2013/03/14/guest-blogger-rhonda-from-rhondas-creative-life-drafting-the-circular-skirt/

shawl collar 12 The Shawl Collar Tutorial by Guest Blogger Rhonda Buss! The sleeves that you see on this dress are a lot of fun to draft. You can find those instructions here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2013/06/sleeves-on-saturdays.html

If you have been following along through this collar series, you now see how easy it is to take a basic pattern and make an array of wonderful garments.

Rhonda Buss

http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/

About Jill

I write for the Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery blogs. I love sewing, vintage and would love to get a comment from you!
This entry was posted in Guest Blogger, Tutorials and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

26 Responses to The Shawl Collar Tutorial by Guest Blogger Rhonda Buss!

  1. Pingback: The Shawl Collar Tutorial | Sew Much News

  2. Andrea says:

    Great tutorial, Rhonda, thank you!

  3. Mary says:

    Wonderful job, as always, Rhonda!

  4. Vicki says:

    I really like this one. It looks easy enough to do to. thanks for the tutorial

  5. mrsmole says:

    You make this look so easy and fun!!!! Thanks for sharing with all of us!

  6. Rhonda Buss says:

    Thanks ladies!! So glad you like it :)

  7. Wendy Grossman says:

    Thanks so much for this great tutorial. This is exactly the collar I want to incorporate in my next jacket, so you are saving me a ton of trial and error!

  8. Diana Deap says:

    Fantastic,in depth and easy to follow tutorial.

  9. Jill says:

    She does amazing work. Those sleeves are amazing too.

  10. Karen Burberry says:

    This collar design is very pretty. Thank you for sharing it!

  11. RB says:

    Thanks, Rhonda! :-)

  12. Pingback: Rhonda Buss’ Wide Shawl Collar Tutorial | Sew News

  13. I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your website. It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it
    much more pleasant for me to come here and visit more often.
    Did you hire out a designer to create your theme? Outstanding work!

  14. Please let me know if you’re looking for a article author for your blog. You have some really good articles and I feel I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d really like to
    write some articles for your blog in exchange for a link back
    to mine. Please shoot me an email if interested.
    Kudos!

  15. Excellent post. I certainly love this site. Stick with it!

  16. Dana says:

    Thanks so much for your great tutorial! I love taking a pattern and making some changes to it. My grandmother could look at a dress and then draw her own pattern. She passed away long before I started sewing but I believe any time I make changes to a pattern, she is looking over my shoulder and guiding me to make the right changes. It’s awesome feeling knowing that in some small way I’m following in her footsteps, I think she would be proud.

  17. Jill says:

    That’s a great comment. I think of my grandmother too when I sew or knit.

  18. bp says:

    Article writing is also a fun, if you know then you can write or else it is complex to write.

  19. Defining a particular region for the food choices of these types is not at all possible.
    After the feasts, the plates would have absorbed the gravy or sauces and remnants of the feast would be embedded into the soft dough.
    Beverages, breads, desserts, main courses, salads, and dressings – there was a Tupperware recipe for every part
    of a meal.

  20. Commercial printers are probably the biggest users of large format printers.
    Find out how large the fax memory is, how fast it is, and other very important fax-related features.
    And with the multitude of parallels that are included in
    Goodwin Champions, expect to see some crazy closing prices on those upon release.

    So basically, commercial printing may be summed up into three areas-the
    prepress, the printing, and then the finishing. First of all, here are the main features of monitors.

  21. If you would like to take a great deal from this paragraph then you have to
    apply such techniques to your won webpage.

  22. The problem normally comes from the manufacturers where they isolate and enhance the
    ingredients resulting a more powerful dose compare to taking the herb in its natural form.
    These may not be so much effective and may takle longer time in reducing the bulge
    of the body. Weight loss supplements are itejs that many individuals rely on
    when they are trying to lose weight.

  23. Sanora says:

    Having read this I thought it was rather informative.
    I appreciate you spending some time and effort to put
    this short article together. I once again find myself spending way too
    much time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was
    still worthwhile!

  24. This piece of writing presents clear idea for the
    new people of blogging, that really how to do blogging.

  25. Good way of telling, and fastidious post too get data concening my presentation focus, which i am going too present in college.

  26. Normally I do not learn article on blogs, however I wish to say
    that this write-up very forced me to try and do it! Your writing style has been amazed me.
    Thank you, very nice article.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>