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Sample notched collar

Nancy K wrote about the jacket she’s making for her daughter and referred to a Threads article she uses from issue no. 68 “the foolproof notched collar” for constructing this.

Notched collars are not the easiest to make, and though my last results with the technique from Claire Shaeffer were good, I was tempted to try this technique. This is my sample. I did interface (with some left over interfacing of not too high quality) but did not make a roll line. That I’ve done before and will do on a real jacket.

The pattern is from Burda, a collar with that goes very deep, almost to the waist, just one of the patterns with this collar that was in the issue that on my desk.

The result. I love it.

And this is the back, like Burda often does a separate piece for the stand of the collar, which makes it roll beautifully.

And perhaps I will be sewing for real soon: these are Vogue patterns I received from Nancy in exchange for two issues of Knip Mode. Thanks Nancy.

I will be making a few of them soon (I hope).


  1. Beautiful. I am also a fan of the Burda collar and stand. Once you graduate from your first BWOF ( or whatever it is now) collar,future jackets are so familiar. Looks lovely!

  2. It does look beautiful. I love your fabric too.

  3. That looks so crisp and tailored well. The fabric is lovely as well. Can't wait to see the finished product.

  4. Ooh, perfect! I have yet to make a notched collar but I'll remember this when I do.

  5. Glad to see that you had as good a result as I do with this technique. Surprisingly the jacket I am making for Alex, a Burda, does not have that separate stand, which I love! Apparently this is how Armani tailors his collars.

  6. How great to hear that the instructions work so well. I've tried a few lapels but would love to get more comfortable with them. I also love that collar that jacket in the current Burda issue?

  7. I struggled with my last Burda jacket which has a notched collar with lets say 'interesting angles'. Once I got through it, I was so pleased with the result.

  8. It looks beautiful...and the fabric is very nice.

  9. Oh wow, what a great jacket so far. I love the fabric. Really looking forward to seeing the finished version.

  10. Now I must see if I have issue No. 68 :) !

  11. I would so appreciate it if someone summarize the technique for this beautiful notched collar from the Threads article. Thanks!


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