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Unread 01-12-2013, 01:55 AM   #1
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Notched Collar Help

http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_st...-peplum-jacket I'm trying to make this jacket (sans peplum), and I'm having difficulty with the notched collar. the collar has been sewn to the collar stand, but it still seems to be too small for the neck of the jacket.
In addition, I'm not sure how to sew this on properly. Do I pin both layers to the neck and sew, or is there a better method? The pattern instructions are very confusing
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Unread 01-12-2013, 08:09 AM   #2
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Hmm...
Usually that type of collar, the below-the-notch sections are contiguous with the front facing.
These pieces get sewn to one of your two collar pieces.
The two collar pieces are sewn to each other along the outer edge.
The front facing/ collar section gets sewn to the body of the jacket.
Then you press, press, press before hand sewing the second collar section to the now existing seams around the neck line of the jacket.

Yes, it is a complicated process. If what I posted still doesn't make sense maybe you can scan or photograph the actual instructions that are troublesome and I can try more direct translation for you.
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Unread 01-19-2013, 08:55 AM   #3
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Thanks for your help. I finished sewing the top part of the collar, and so far it looks good.
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Unread 01-20-2013, 09:29 AM   #4
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good job, NOW IRON IT... :ahem: sorry, inner sewing nazi exploded there....
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Unread 01-20-2013, 12:02 PM   #5
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Ironed all the seams as best I could. Someone told me that you shouldn't iron velvet, so I think I'll just have to steam it.
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Unread 01-20-2013, 12:16 PM   #6
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You CAN iron velvet but it requires a towel. A fluffy cotton towel, not a presscloth.

Put the towel on your ironing surface, and then lay the velvet on top of the towel with the nap side DOWN so that it's against the towel. Iron on the wrong side.

The towel's fluff creates a space buffer and prevents the velvet nap from being crushed by the weight of the iron. Never iron velvet with the iron surface against the pile. Unless it's just a seam allowance, in which case that doesn't matter because it's not visible from the outside.

If you're paranoid about having the right temperature setting or whether you're using a proper type of towel, test on a scrap first.
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Unread 01-21-2013, 07:45 AM   #7
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Yup. Steaming will never create the crisp edge to the lapel that will make it look finished, that requires pressure.
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