August 25, 2017

Curvy Sewing Education Week: Sew a professional collar (video)

It’s the last day of Curvy Sewing Education Week and I saved the best for last: a video from our online workshop, Shirtmaking For Curves, where I teach you techniques that aren’t in the instruction booklet for how to get a really professional-looking collar on any shirt or shirtdress.





8 thoughts on “Curvy Sewing Education Week: Sew a professional collar (video)

  1. Theresa in Tucson says:

    You don’t post the cost in your ad. It appears that you must first register for the class before finding out how much it will cost. Why?

    1. On the sales page I linked to, it says “Enroll in course for $59” at the top of the page.

  2. alaskapsych says:

    Hi, Jenny! I just want to say how much it warms my heart that you young ones are bringing back sewing and doing it in such a great way! I have a question about the shirt pattern. You mention that this pattern is great for flannels. What do you do with the middle side front panel? I do not know if I am up to matching plaids for that. Just looking for some inspiration.

    1. Hi, thanks for the kind words! So you can match the plaid using the lengthen/shorten lines, and you’ll find it’s fairly easy to match the panels up until the curve in the princess seam, at which point it’s not geometrically possible. Here’s a tutorial:

      If you search the hashtag #HarrisonShirt on Instagram, you’ll find lots of examples of plaid Harrisons done this way.

  3. j z says:

    Hip Hip Horaaay for you!!!! finally some realistic clothing for us curvier ladies or older ones with not too
    many curves in the right places any more.

  4. Libby says:

    That’s a fun technique.
    I have to ask, are you wearing a Harrison Shirt in this video? I just love the fit. I just ordered my first 3 Cashmerette patterns, including the Harrison!
    Also…this is my very favorite technique for a collar. it’s similar to yours with a bit of a variation. Maybe you’ll like it, too.

  5. Cherie says:

    Great Video. I use a similar technique to get great points, but I tie a small knot in the loop side before I turn the collar so it doesn’t pull thru. Then, when I clip the contrast thread, the knot comes out with the thread.

Let me know what you think!