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Sewing the Davie Dress Neckline

The construction of the Davie Dress is pretty simple. The only part that may seem unusual is the neckline binding! Today I’ll show you how the Davie Dress neckline is sewn. I chose a fabric for the Davie tutorial that has a distinct right and wrong side, to make it easy to follow. (And also because it’ll make […]

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Sewing a Collar Stand, The Shirtmaking Way

Ok! More shirtmaking information today. The Shirtmaking book I’m referencing has a completely different approach to sewing the collar stand than usual methods. I like it because you get to place the collar into the stand, getting it right where you want it, rather than sewing the collar-stand unit to the shirt and hoping it […]

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Making a Collar Stand Template

To get a really nice collar stand, the stitching around the centre front corner needs to be perfect. Each side needs to be exactly the same, too! One way to get nice results is to make a collar stand template. Here was my first attempt at sewing the collar stand: Yeah, no. Not good enough […]

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