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Topic: HOW TO make a standup collar???  (Read 25808 times)
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Davinia
« on: September 02, 2009 10:52:56 AM »

Hi,

I've been busy with a new project and I'm 1 step away from being finished. I want to add a big standing collar to this cape:


detail:


Can anyone give me an idea of the basic shape I need for this?
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Alexus1325
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2009 05:46:36 PM »

I think if you took a pattern for a normal wing collar (like on a man's dress shirt) and fiddled around making it wider, changing the angle at the front, etc, you could probably end up with something workable.
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Davinia
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2009 05:53:09 AM »

I think if you took a pattern for a normal wing collar (like on a man's dress shirt) and fiddled around making it wider, changing the angle at the front, etc, you could probably end up with something workable.
I've already checked my stash of patterns, but I can't find anything to begin with.... (also, no man's patterns in my stash :S)
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amazing_784
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2009 08:08:09 PM »

A shirt collar is a long, skinny trapezoid.  /______________\  Something like that.  Make sure the shorter side is the same finished measurement as your cape's current neckline, so that you don't have to do much fiddling.  I'd recommend at least 2 layers of the fabric, with at least 1 layer of interfacing.  You might go as far as adding some other stiffening agent so that it will stand up nicely.  Good luck!
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Davinia
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2009 12:24:56 AM »

A shirt collar is a long, skinny trapezoid.  /______________\  Something like that.  Make sure the shorter side is the same finished measurement as your cape's current neckline, so that you don't have to do much fiddling.  I'd recommend at least 2 layers of the fabric, with at least 1 layer of interfacing.  You might go as far as adding some other stiffening agent so that it will stand up nicely.  Good luck!
So no curving in the neckline??
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soorawn
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2009 12:30:55 AM »

No.  You create the curving when you apply the collar.  But you can redesign the piece if you want, making it wider and rounding the pointed ears, for example. Simple collars are uncomplicated and easy.  Google a little for examples of collars.  I would like to see what you want exactly.
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Davinia
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2009 12:57:44 PM »

I would like to see what you want exactly.
This is the drawing that inspired it all:


So the collar should be something like this, but detachable
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Alexus1325
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2009 02:42:52 PM »

Maybe a shape like this would work?



Well, except taller. I'm leet with paintbrush Tongue
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Davinia
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2009 06:29:47 AM »

I'm just gonna give it a go tonight, I'll post the results when I have them.
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Davinia
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2009 01:04:02 PM »

Ok, here we go... my afternoon of collar-making

I started with the suggestion above

Shape 1:




Shape 1, with a few darts:




This was beginning to look more like it, but of course, with the darts the length wasn't sufficient anymore and also I thought it was a little too high. So I made a second version with 32 cm of "dart-room" extra.

Shape 2:
Forgot to take photo before pleating, but basically, less tall than the other one and 92 cm wide.

with darts:




Finished collar:
* with 9 darts, alternating heights
* boning in between all darts (so 8 of them), the front 2 also with irontread
* boning all across the top



types of boning:
green: nylon boning
blue: bendable iron thread
red: dart



Now just the finishing touches remain, I'll show the whole thing in a new thread in about 2 weeks (after I have actionshots)
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Alexus1325
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2009 10:49:14 PM »

Oooooh! Genius! That turned out really great! I can't wait to see the final product Cheesy
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Shae56
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2013 04:55:06 PM »

The finished costume is abstolutely stunning! 
I am making a cape with a stand up collar for my granddaughter and was most interested in your post but none of the pictures of the process show up .. just a little X.   

The cape pattern I used had a hood so I took that and tried to modify it to suit, but it ends up too tight around her head.  I think I need to make it rounder and add darts but how big etc, I'm not sure. 

Any advice would be much appreciated.

..Shae
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