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FTA collar

January 27, 2012

Martha asked about the collar that I used on the Farewell To Arms in the last post.

It’s a plain band – a rectangle cut on the straight grain. The finished collar is 2 inches wide.

Here’s a photo (tried pinning it to hold everything flat. The neck opening has a pretty tight curve, so it gives shape even to this straight collar.)

And here’s a diagram…again, it’s not very neat, but sometimes a line drawing gives better information than a photo:

The collar was cut all in one long strip. First the short ends were seamed together , then the upper edge was stitched. The seam joining the two short ends was positioned to be at the center back, on the inside – no extra bulk where the edges meet the front, just like the collars that Louise designs.

I hope this answers your question, Martha!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 27, 2012 1:57 am

    Yes, it does! Thanks so very much. This is very much like the collar on the ABO jacket that I just finished. I just may have to buy this pattern too! Yours is so lovely. Martha

  2. January 27, 2012 12:01 pm

    What an eye-opener!

    I never would have thought of seaming it that way, but it sure looks like a great way to reduce bulk.

    I struggle with attaching my collars to shirt front edge without a big lump and often cannot get them to lineup flush properly. Ugh!


  3. January 27, 2012 2:21 pm


  4. January 29, 2012 2:00 pm

    I’ve always like the looks of the FTA. Yours is a beautiful example.

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    • March 5, 2012 8:07 pm

      Thanks – this is a standard WordPress template.


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