There is a thread on PatternReview about this collar, which is tricky because it involves an inset corner. I’m a big fan of this pattern because it fits me well, but the charm of the style is all in the collar, so it’s a shame if that’s holding people back from making it. Pam Erny at Off The Cuff made the tutorial I used initially. I’m putting up these pictures because another angle could help someone!
1. Not all these markings appear on the pattern pieces, but I’ve marked the seam intersections on the fronts, collars, and facings.
A is the point of the collar inset. B is the intersection of the collar/lapel notch (there should be a notch for B on the pattern sheet.)
I am cutting my fronts on the bias, so don’t be confused by my pattern layout.
2.Stitch the collar edges where the blue line is shown. In all these photos, the markings and stitching lines have been drawn in blue so you can see them….I hope!
The notches on the neck edge match to the shoulder seam.
The corner on the neck edge is where you will pivot for the inside angle.
I’ve also notched the center back.
3. The turned collar.
4. Pin or baste the neck edge of the collar and the bodice, right sides together, carefully matching the markings. Stitch, stopping at the mark at the inside angle.
Now you will pivot so that the edge of the front matches the remaining collar edge. The stitched edge of the collar will match the point below the lapel notch on the seam line.
5. This shows the pivot point from the other side. Dotted line shows the position of the collar underneath.
8. Skip this step and step 9 if you’re using the back facing. I’ve clipped the neck edge of the upper collar at the notches that match the shoulder seams.