Skip to main content

Neckline

A special neckline always gets my attention, either in a pattern or in a (web)shop. This week I made quite a few screenshots of the new Claudia Sträter collection. A Dutch brand I like, mostly good quality fabrics and beautifully sewn as well. I own a vest (waistcoat?) that has a finishing that you hardly see in rtw. Their prices are reflecting the quality, so mostly I go there when there’s a sale. But snoop-shopping in the webshop is fun too.

I LOVE the neckline of this jacket (retail price 249 euro) and would like to copy it.

It’s that I promised myself to make a few spring basics first, otherwise I would be browsing my magazines now for a basic jacket to start with.

Comments

  1. Wonderful jacket, I'm a Claudia Sträter fan as well (going when there's a sale sounds very familiar). I even have a customer card thing now and get their mailings (last one was with a discount coupon, so I can recommend getting the card). Looking forward to seeing your copy!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ooooh, it is a sharp neckline! I'd love to see you knock this off.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I agree, that is a fabulous neckline!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love an interesting neckline myself, and this one really peaks the interest! It looks so very "you" as well - hope to see you knock it off!

    ReplyDelete
  5. That is a cool neckline, can't wait to see what you end up doing to knock it off! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love the lapel treatment. I think the Jan issue of Burda included a jacket with a double lapel. The shape is very different but it might provide clues to method.

    ReplyDelete
  7. You have opened my eyes to some details I woud not have thought of on my own. Thank you :-) It will be fun to see what you come up with to copy this design feature.

    ReplyDelete
  8. That's a beautiful collar. I look forward to seeing your version!

    ReplyDelete
  9. That is a lovely neckline. i wonder how it is done ...

    ReplyDelete
  10. It is a lovely neckline and in fact, I don't think it will be that hard to re-create.
    I don't think you will a pattern with a double lapel. I think that technically, the outside is just a round necked jacket with an overlap for the buttons with the top bit, from side of the neckline to top button, folded back. Obviously, this has to be interfaced and tailored accordingly.
    The inside notches, are, I would guess, just a seperately sewn piece that's inserted together with the facing.

    ReplyDelete
  11. That is a great neckline. The lines of this jacket are so 1930s with the wider shoulder and nipped in waist. I absolutely love that look and hope we see more of it.

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is a lovely neckline and the overall shape of the jacket is so beautiful. I look forward to seeing what you do!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

It's always nice to have feedback on what I'm posting about. All comments, also positive criticism, are always highly appreciated.
Leuk als je een berichtje schrijft, altijd leuk om te lezen, ook opbouwende kritiek!

Popular posts from this blog

How to sew a sleeveless top with facings

How lovely to read the nice comments on my jacket. Grumpy without coffee commented that the original artist for the cartoon (which apparently was for books) was Sarah Andersen. Thank you for mentioning it. Beckster asked about the way I closed the center back seam of the lining. I did it by machine. She also said “Although I have not tried it, I have been told that the lining can be made by using the pattern minus the seam allowance and facings.” Well, certainly not without seam allowances, it should be without hem and without the facings. Important is that you have about 5 cm hem in the jacket for this to work. And I would always make a center back pleat. It gives you space to move without the lining pulling on the fabric. Next time I make a jacket I will try to make photos of the process of bagging the lining (Patsijean said she would have liked to see them and probably more would be interested). Might take a while though, see the end of this post.-----------------------------I mad…

Hilarious description

This week I bought the January Burda issue and browsing through it this top, and especially its description had my attention. Written by someone who has no understanding of modern, functional fabrics and never goes to the gym. Don’t know whether it’s the same in the English issue of the magazine, but in Dutch it says “Sport shirts often have the disadvantage to be close fitted.  This restricts your movement. Our suggestion: make this shirt with a full draped back.“I didn’t care to check their description of sports shirts they published before, but thought this one was hilarious.Off to trace a pattern from this magazine (not this one).

Dress Burda June 2018, construction picture

Once in a while a pattern shows up in a magazine that I want to make immediately. This Burda dress from the June issue is one of those.It’s mainly the linedrawing that’s interesting, as the fabric they used for the magazine issue is not really showing the design lines. There would have been better accent options for the piping they uses. If you’re like me and in general don’t look at the Burda instructions but do it by experience or your way anyhow, DON’T go on autopilot with this one. Sleeveless dress: I close shoulder seams at the last possible moment. Not here, as you have to sew the bias band in between the center and side parts. The band has no seam (and I wouldn’t add one, too many layers of fabric), so the shoulder has to be sewn earlier than I’m used to.Darts: I was inclined to sew all darts as first step and realised really just in time that the front dart is taking up the edge of the band. Front and back band! I was stupified why the angle of the band was not matching the si…