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Collar of jacket finished

Sewing is slow at the moment, there’s just too much other things going on. I only managed to work on my jacket tonight. I finished the collar using the technique described in an old Threads magazine (no 68). I’ve used this method since Nancy K once mentioned it to me and it works so well.

detail collarcollar finished

Having drafted the jacket and the collar myself I’m quite pleased to see how well everything comes together. It’s nice to become more confident in drafting and changing patterns.

The upper collar is larger because turn of cloth. Only the trim pulls it together slightly, though the effect in the picture is more significant than in real life. Perhaps it can be steamed out in final pressing.

back collar

In this last picture the collar is flat on my table. You can see the extra space in the upper collar.

upper collar


  1. Wow, what a gorgeous finish. Really, so beautiful!

  2. Understanding turn of cloth is so important, and you have illustrated it so beautifully with these photos. I think that the trim looks superb.

  3. Wow Sigrid, this is beautifully drafted and the style very chic!

  4. Outstanding job, Sigrid. The collar looks fantastic and I love the trim detail. Very inspiring!

  5. Outstanding job, Sigrid. The collar looks fantastic and I love the trim detail. Very inspiring!

  6. Outstanding job, Sigrid. The collar looks fantastic and I love the trim detail. Very inspiring!

  7. Beautifully executed! Your addition of the leather strip is a wonderful detail. I am so impressed with your drafting skills. I forget if you are self taught or have been taking classes. Either way, you've learned your lessons well.

  8. I love the trim, and since I have both the CD and the magazine, Yup, been subscribing since the first year THREADS came out. I will have to look up that technique,

  9. Amei conhecer o seu blog, já fiquei por aqui!!!Achei maravilhoso!!!
    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!


    Beijos Marie.

  10. The narrow leather trim gives the jacket a modern, interesting take on a classic style. Bravo on the drafting! Karen

  11. It's really beautiful Sigrid. The trim is that little extra that's going to make this a jacket that really stands out. Brava!

  12. Really lovely sewing. The trim makes it stand out from all those other jackets.

  13. Amazing work. The trim is superb.

  14. Gorgeous jacket!!! Love the trim.

  15. I have looked at this pattern so many times and I love it! It looks great! love your clothing patterns


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