Originally Posted by LithiumFlower5
I saw the threads for altering sleeves, but what about collars? I'm cosplaying as SunSun from Bleach and found the perfect pattern (an old 60's dress pattern) but it has a scoop neck and SunSun's costume is more of a mock turtleneck. How would I go about altering that? I'm great with following patterns but I've never tried to really alter anything before I would prefer to avoid the trial-and-error method.
To change a scoop neckline to a mock turtle neck, you will need to:
- Raise the existing front neckline (assuming the back goes all the way up to the nape of your neck).
- Add a collar. If it is stretchy fabric, all you need is a rectangle of fabric that is folded over. However, if the garment fabric doesn't stretch, you will need to add a mandarin style collar.
Check out this post on another forum: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=276608.0
Make sure you leave an opening in either the front or back of the shirt. That is pretty easy to forget, since scoop necks are usually large enough that you don't need an additional opening.