Convertible Collar

Convertible Collar

Convertible Collar

In this lesson, you will learn how to draft and pattern a convertible collar. This is known as a convertible collar because it can be worn both opened or closed at the neck, hence the word “convertible.” We’ll demonstrate how to draft the collar and pattern it and then how to draft the under collar.

Once you’ve learned how to draft this collar try your hand at other collars lessons like the Peter Pan, the Sailor and the Mandarin.

The slopers needed for this lesson can be found and drafted in our Pattern making lesson: Drafting a Shoulder Dart Bodice Sloper from Measurements, or you can download and print our free Women’s Bodice Slopers included in our lesson: Pivoting a Bodice Shoulder Dart to a Side Bust Dart. Then you will use this bodice sloper to draft a torso sloper in our Pattern making lesson: Convert Bodice Sloper to Fitted Torso Sloper.

Module Description Step
1 Convertible Collar Draft 1-7
2 Convertible Upper Collar Pattern 1-12
3 Convertible Under Collar Pattern 1-10
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MODULE 1 • Convertible Collar Draft

Step Description
1 For this lesson, you will prepare 1 piece of white unlined pattern measuring 16” (40.6cm) square.
2 You will also need your front and back neck measurement. Here we will refer to our Fitted Torso sloper. Measure the front neck from center front to shoulder and then measure the back neck from shoulder to center back.
3 Record these measurements on your white pattern paper on the upper left-hand corner of the paper. We will record 3” (7.6cm) for our back neck and 4 ¼” (10.8cm) for our front neck measurement.

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