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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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Renfrew Top: That Tricky Cowl Collar

Hey, everyone! Today I’m back to demonstrating sewing the Renfrew Top, working on the collar of View C next. I’m excited to add this demo to the library as it will answer a lot of questions! Here’s where we left off, if you’re just catching up – Sewing and Stabilizing the Shoulder Seams. Or if […]

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Mika’s Alma Blouse

More Alma Blouse ideas for your Monday morning! There are so many great versions of this blouse out there. For View B, you don’t have to make the collar in contrast fabric. Mika from Savory Stitches used the same fabric for the collar and the body, and it looks fantastic! Click here to check out […]

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Marie’s Alma Blouse

Marie from the blog A Sewing Odyssey has a thing for collars, so it worked out well to have her pattern-test the Alma Blouse! Yes, that’s a swiss dot on the collar! What a great idea. I always think of solid contrasts in flat, plain fabric but there’s no reason why you can’t pick something […]

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Minoru Sew-Along #16: Stitching in the Ditch

Today we’ll do a quick sewing step: stitch in the ditch of our collar and neckline seam. I remember mentioning stitch-in-the-ditch a while back and it was a new term to many of you! Have you heard the term ‘stitch in the ditch’ before? It’s not that common in sewing patterns, which tend to favor […]

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Minoru Sew-Along #8: We Finally Get to Pull the Gathers!

The day you’ve been patiently waiting for has arrived. Today, you can pull up the gathering threads on your jackets! (When we get to that part in the sewing instructions, that is, not before!) Today we’ll sew the collar to the jacket neckline, sew the underarm and sideseam, and topstitch the underarm seam. Note: If […]

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