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Collar and Neckline Designs

Connie Amaden-Crawford

Source: The Art of Fashion Draping, 5th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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Bodice and blouse designsobjectivesCollar and neckline designsCowl designsThe focal point of a garment is the neckline. Collars frame the face and, in most cases, are noticed before other details of the garment. It is important that a collar be flattering and that effort be spent in carefully draping and trueing the desired collar design.

Collars

Steven Stipelman

Source: Illustrating Fashion. Concept to Creation, 4th Edition, 2017, Fairchild Books Library

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Any collar can be cut on the straight, cross, or bias grain or can be mitered on the bias at the center back. However, these different grain lines are most evident on striped collars. The bias-cut collar has the most stretch to it and is often chosen by designers because of its beautiful roll line.

Collars

Nora M. MacDonald

Source: Principles of Flat-Pattern Design, 4th Edition, 2010, Fairchild Books Library

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Aflat collarlies against the body and has no stand; however, a slight roll is produced so that the collar covers the neck seamline. The neckline curve of the flat collar duplicates the neckline curves of the bodice front and bodice back basic slopers. When reproducing the sloper neckline curve, an adjustment is made in placing the bodice front and bodice back slopers in relation to each other. This adjustment shortens the collar style line to produce a slight roll at the neckline in order to cove

Alterations I

Laura Nugent

Source: Computerized Patternmaking for Apparel Production, 2008, Fairchild Books Library

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When patterns overlap, it is necessary to use the Current Pieces box located on the Info Bar next to the pattern piece name.

The Collar

Injoo Kim and Mikyung Uh

Source: Apparel Making in Fashion Design, 2002, Fairchild Books Library

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The collar is an element that is attached (permanently or removably) to the neckline of a garment and that can be functional, purely ornamental, or a combination of the two. A collar can enhance the appearance of a blouse, dress, or jacket by adding a point of focus or interest. Proximity to the face plays an important role in establishing the significance of a collar as a design detail.

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