(Thank you Elliott for being a dork and annoying me while doing this). For more tips on working with two-sided fabrics, Insider members can read “How to Sew Double-Faced Fabric.” To learn an alternative half-lining method, check out “How to Make a Half Bias Jacket Lining.”. DIY Maleficent tutorial by Pins and Things, Dragon Costume Photoshoot with Ken Pearson. however trimming off just a little might help the style edge turn slightly towards the neck (body) because the shorter center back of the facing pulls the longer shell inward. it it the same as craft foam? Pretty much how I made my collar, but with a longer strip of card and wider neckline :) I know it seems funny but this is the easiest way to do it, I found.

It winds up as a shallow round curve, a bit like a shaped low slung belt. There is a little bit of tension that helps everything stay up :)

That will be your stitching line. Your work has my creative mind working overtime!

", lol! When I went about designing a stand up collar for tops, I had to dig deep into my brain and books to get what I wanted. Currently you have JavaScript disabled. Help, por favor ~____~. As you approach the center front, bring the curve up … They were luxurious, elegant, and surely reserved for the most special of occasions. Now draw the bottom edge of the collar. #6: Mich on 15 years ago She is 3 1/2 but knows what she wants, and that is a Maleficent costume! Place the collar around your neck and use the bobby pins on the back of the collar to attach it to the back of your head. I wanted to use my graduation gown to make the cloak as well but didn’t know how to improve it. [url]http://tanysewsandknits.blogspot.co.nz/2014/01/2014-1-short-fur-jacket-in-creamy-white.html[/url] I shaped the EVA foam with a heat gun and made a fabric sleeve for it in the same way I made the collar sleeves. I put in the invisible zipper and sew up the shoulder seams. Now place the smaller circle of cards over the larger circle of cards and staple them together. Try looking or inquiring at online decoration or trimmings stores. You can help support my work by buying me a coffee. (Mine not serged as this is an example). Draw a line that follows the curve of the collar, keeping the width approximately 2 inches. Get instant access to hundreds of videos, tutorials, projects, and more. //
Wide necked standing collars are really big for late 50s early 60s patterns :) In both cases, you can shape the jacket front opening as desired, from a straight to dramatic lapel. I do not hem them; less bulk. (I am not perfect). You can also use a woven buckram the seller for stiffening fabric as the base for the collar. Continue stapling the cards together making sure to use the white paper as guide to the size of your neck.

Trim the curved edge with pinking shears close to the stitch line. Adjust to fit but do not move the front edge. =3.

Your email address will not be published. Sewing buttonholes by machine is unwieldy if the fabric is thick, and getting exact positioning…, A lining confers several advantages to a jacket or coat. Additionally, the layout and UI will not be complete until all sections have been re-enabled, so please ignore any layout issues (or bland-ness) at this time. I put my needle down at the center front and pivot. The winner of our Instagram @fanexpohq ticket giveaway brought her A-game to #FanDays. Looks great!!

Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. If you have a pattern with a shawl collar, Kenneth explains how to revise it to a stand-up, or standing, collar. After I used several patterns to get the top and darts I wanted, I dug out this book. Then I sewed fabric sleeves for each section, pulled it over the craft foam, and sewed up the open end. It has a center-back seam and is then sewn to the back neckline. Can't wait to try this. I have a collar pattern pretty similar to the artwork above made from one layer of the craft interfacing stuff and it is mostly a case of making a simple long rectangle and clipping it to shape on a mannequin. A simple pattern-drafting process enables you to add an all-in-one collar to any bodice with a basic jewel neckline. Making adjustments to a muslin to improve a garment’s fit is an important part of my sewing process. Cut notches down to the stitching line without cutting the stitching. Unlike a shawl collar, which folds down at the back neck, the one shown stands up, creating a funnel-like silhouette. I cut the V almost to the stitching. Sew from back to front and up to the back. I was so excited, but I didn’t have a new costume finished…and how could I go to Fan Days without dressing up?! Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. Everything you see is currently in read-only mode. Make Threads a part of your holiday. it's as stiff as a place mat!" I pin that section into place first as it is the hardest. !. I tack through most layers to get all the seam allowances on the jacket side of the seam line. It ought to stand up like you want it. I work my way down the front and do the same on the other side. When Peter Lappin began sewing 10-plus years ago, little did he know that he would end up with a closet full of garments. Hi, I'm currently getting onto constructing a collar that stands up and covers the face partially but I am not sure where to begin. That will end up being your stitching line. This is the first pressing done. In both cases, you can shape the jacket front opening as desired, from a straight to dramatic lapel. Like the one they have with family or friends,…, Of all the tasks you perform when making sewn projects, cutting causes the most physical strain. And the back. They’re made with reticulated foam, craft foam and electrical tape! Measure neck circumference.

Pick them out and pin them to look nice and restitch. Down to the point, back stitch, cut thread and then up the other side. The robe for my costume wasn’t going to support the weight of the collar, so I made a base from EVA foam (you can use those interlocking anti-fatigue floor mats, visit my Resources page for where to buy it). I already had Maleficent horns from a previous project, so I took on the challenge of making a Maleficent collar and cloak in one night. Hi!

I am not as worried about the back if the hair covers the collar.

Here is a simple costume you can whip together with things you have lying around the house. I got some great ideas from this DIY Maleficent tutorial by Pins and Things. It stays up in the opposite direction to the above collar though. Add wire as on picture for collar height. [QUOTE=Space Invader]Ok. Our site is currently being changed over to the new version. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. I need possible material suggestions, mostly. © 2020 The Taunton Press, Inc. All rights reserved. So. My collar isn’t quite as curved at this one and I did several other things; curve the piece at the top front edge, not put it on the fold so I made it longer, and lay it on the bias. . If you don’t have pinking sheers, cut out V’s and trim close to the stitch line.

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Another tip to getting the collar to stay upright is to use the seam allowance. Your email address will not be published. Make three small holes on the top part of the collar (I used my staple remover to make the holes) and insert a bobby pin into each hole. Try wearing a red or black dress if possible, the awesome cards collar will do all the rest ;). Press the shoulder seams open and open your zipper full length. I laid it onto the ironing board and smoothed it with my hands. Adjust. place the cardboard inside the collar. coated wire in a middle channel in the back of the collar which makes the collar repositionsable. You are now ready to pin the collar onto the top, finding out where the back seam on the collar will be. And don’t forget the horns!

and i'm all "i know! Open the collar and measure the distance and mark it. I never thought I’d find a use for my graduation gown, but tada!

This will keep the collar up and sturdy. I press them out so the facing is smooth, first with my hands and then the iron using steam. Get the latest including tips, techniques and special offers straight to your inbox.

All Rights Reserved. The robe for my costume wasn’t going to support the weight of the collar, so I made a base from EVA foam (you can use those interlocking anti-fatigue floor mats, visit my Resources page for where to buy it). Pretty good with just a hand smooth. As long as you use some heavy-duty interfacing and sew it appropriately to the collar of the coat or cloak, it'll stand up just fine.

The design also features pockets with…. With the holidays coming up, there is certain to be a profusion of wire-edged organza ribbon in various widths. The facing folds out (over the outer layer- shell) to create the lapel therefore it needs to be wider, not narrower. I pin it at the shoulder seams and at the back notch. Make three small holes on the top part of the collar (I used my staple remover to make the holes) and insert a bobby pin into each hole. There will be a part of the back of the collar beyond the back seam. sew the top of the collar together, leaving the bottom open. Press the straight part of the seam open. However, it's being made from a sheer white fabric, so heavy interfacing or any kind of weird insert isn't going to work.

Thank you KDK! Last Friday I won the Saturday ticket giveaway from the Irving Convention Center for Dallas Comic Con Fan Days! Place the collar around your neck and use the bobby pins on the back of the collar to attach it to the back of your head. Underneath the seams face outwards towards the facing not inwards towards the garment. Learn about the different thread types so you choose the best for your project. As long as you use some heavy-duty interfacing and sew it appropriately to the collar of the coat or cloak, it'll stand up just fine. Check out my other post with details about how I made my Maleficent horns. I am 13 and need a costume for halloween this year as my friend's having a party. I lay the collar pattern onto a knit interfacing on the bias and cut out 4 pieces.