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One of the things I wanted to do better this year is the collar with stand (remember my last blouse, I needed three stands to get it right!)
The BWOF blouse I'm making has a collar with stand, so I thought to try the methode described by David Coffin in his book Shirt Making. But not on the blouse right away. I had enough fabric to cut the top of the blouse and collar/stand parts from the linen I'm using and try first.

This is the result. I managed to get the collar with the wrong side up, but that's a good experience on a testing piece ;-) For the rest I'm really positive on this experience.
I've used contrasting thread and black (!) interfacing, as I took pictures during construction. All white is so difficult to see. In the next post I'll describe the way I did this.

Q/A: Cidell asked me about the pleats: when making pleats you lay the lines of the pleats on each other and stitch on the line. Then you press them in the direction of the arrow indicated on the pattern. In this case there are no arrows, as the pleats are more tucks than real pleats.
If I would make the sleeve for this blouse again, I would only mark the center of the small pleat, fold on that and make an edgestitch from the fold.

Een van de dingen die ik dit jaar wilde doen, was leren een betere kraag met staander te maken (voor mijn laatste bloes, heb ik de staander drie keer over gedaan, voordat die naar m'n zin was)
De Burda bloes die ik aan het maken ben, heeft zo'n kraag met staander, daarom wilde ik de methode die David Coffin in zijn boek Shirt Making beschrijft uitproberen. Maar niet direct op de bloes zelf. Ik had genoeg stof om de bovenkant van de bloes en de kraag/staanderdelen opnieuw uit te knippen en voor deze test te gebruiken.

Dit is het resultaat. Ik het het voor elkaar gekregen de kraag zelf verkeerd om in te zetten, maar dat is beter op dit teststuk, dan op de echte bloes. Verder ben ik er positief over.
Ik heb contrasterend garen en zwart (!) vlieseline gebruikt, zodat ik met foto's kan laten zien hoe ik dit gedaan heb. Alleen wit is zo onduidelijk op foto's. In m'n volgende post daar meer over.


  1. Lately the processes that everyone is posting on their blogs is causing me to want to "up my sewing game!" The fact that you took the time to make such a wonderful sample is encouraging to me. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  2. I have the Shirt Making book, it's wonderful! Your sample looks quite good!


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