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Sewing a Continuous Bound Placket (The Simple One)

Another placket demonstration! Today, it’s the placket on the Oakridge Blouse. This type of placket is called a continuous bound placket, since it’s made from one piece of fabric and it’s bound around the opening. I sewed up new demo samples just for this post, so it would be easy to see. We’re sewing a […]

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Sewing A House (or Tower) Tailored Shirt Placket

The placket on the Granville Shirt looks complicated, but once you start it comes together easily! It’s easier to sew after watching it come together, so I’ll go through the sewing steps with photos. I’ve called it the ‘house’ style placket because of the top pointed edge, it looks like a house. I’ve also heard it called […]

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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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