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« on: October 04, 2005 06:09:13 PM »

so i've been knitting (but i promise this is a sewing question) a sweater from rowan's 'vintage style.'  several sweaters in the book are photographed with these chiffony-looking little collars peeking out from underneath.  'salina,' 'demi' and the purple cardigan with all the little buttons ('joy') on this page, for example...


i really like the idea of prettying up a sweater (and hopefully protecting my neck from scratchy wool) with something like this...so does anyone know of a pattern for a ruffly-collared blouse?  it would be nice to have something that looked good on its own, but maybe i should just try gathering a bit of fabric and sewing it to the neckline of a plain old shirt...
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2005 06:56:23 PM »

sorry if this isn't posted in *quite* the right place...it seemed like the best fit.
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2005 04:35:23 AM »

Well, I don't knit, except straight up one or two stitch scarves, but I do sew Cheesy . I would do it exactly how you said; get the fabric and ruffle it, and apply to the underside of the collar. On the Salina one, it looks like it tapers a little, higher in back and narrower in front, so you would curve the fabric a little, like this (l Okay, that looks bad, but you know what I mean! and then ruffle as normal.



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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2005 04:42:13 PM »

Interweave Knits magzine fall 05 has a pattern for a 'grek pullover' that has a little ribbon ruffle sewn to the cuffs/ neckline. Maybe that'd give you an idea of how to attach things?

I know you can get mock collars, i just cant think where one would get them these days.
(not quite helpful, but i have a vintage pattern book with a  pattern for a mock sweater-front. To go under business jackets. But it has no sleeves or back.... very, very odd. Someone pointed out to me it'd be a way of making an expensive yarn go 'further' (youd only need half as much, as you would for a sweater).

« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2005 05:28:16 PM »

thank you so much for the help.  if i ever get around to it, i think i'm just going to try replacing the collar (and cuffs) of a regular button-up shirt pattern with little ruffles.  if it looks like poop, i'll do some more research.

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