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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Interesting Shirt Collar


Ironing (in addition to cleaning!) before I leave to go to Laura's Sewing & Vacuum for a weekend of Creative Sweatshirt Jackets in West Palm Beach, FL tomorrow - and decided to give my new Casio Camera a try....
So while I was ironing, I noticed this very detailed, interesting collar button down treatment - which obviously is intended to keep the collar buttoned down - without seeing the button. So here is how it looks from the wrong side of the collar - THAT's alot of work, I'm thinking...

Here is how it looks underneath the collar, with it buttoned up.
So the collar from outer appearance looks like what you see here.

This is a shirt from Kenneth Roberts - Platinum.

Pretty nice detail...think I'll email shirtmaker Pam Erny about this one and ask if she's ever seen it!
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1 comment:

Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

Hi Londa !

This is a very interesting detail.
I've used it occasionally over the years. It's simple to do, but requires 2 layers of fabric on the under-collar.

If a sewist wants to avoid making the tiny buttonholes needed for a button-down collar, this is the alternative.

The downside is that it is time consuming to construct, and when pressing the collar, you need to be careful not to press too hard and leave an imprint of that little tab on the upper-collar ;)

To summarize, In my opinion...it's one of those little things that's "nice to know" , but not necessary if you know how to construct a proper collar...one where the 'tips' do not curl up.