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Constructing and Mounting the High Boned Collar


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Steps to construct the boned collar for this design. CLICK ON THIS THUMBNAIL TO OPEN ALBUM. Click on any photo in the album to enlarge.

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3 viewsStill Step 5, a view of the right-hand half of the organza layers and outer collar pinned together. The piece is still shown with the boning channels facing up (wrong side of first organza layer).
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3 views(Still Step 8) - Close-up showing the collar pinned to the blouse (right sides together). Note the lining is left entirely free at this point. It will be turned over to the inside of the blouse and its pressed edge slip-stitched in place after the collar joining seam has been sewn. CLICK on photo to see even more detail.

After this step, refer to Steps (9)(d)(viii) through (xi) of the Sewing Instructions to complete the fitting and final finishing of the collar.
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4 viewsClose-up of right-hand side of organza collar layer. The bottom of the first boning channel (organza strip) on the right has been trimmed even with the bottom of the organza collar.
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0 views(Still Step 6) - Left half of organza/shantung collar section after basting together, seen from the right side (good side) of shantung collar.
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1 views(Still Step 6) - Right half of organza/shantung collar section after basting together, seen from the right side (good side of shantung collar).
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3 viewsStep 5: The double organza collar has been pinned with its right side down onto the WRONG side of the outer (silk shantung) collar. The reason for placing the right side of the organza layers to the wrong side of the outer collar is to minimize the boning channels showing through.

Note that if you want to add the decorative embroidery to the outer collar, it must be done BEFORE this step, as shown here.
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6 viewsStep 8: Here the bottom edge of the layered collar has been pinned to the blouse (with right side of the shantung against the right side of the blouse), in preparation for permanently sewing the collar onto the blouse. (This represents Steps (9)(d)(v) and (vi) of the Sewing Instructions for this design. This seam must also be trimmed and graded (and clipped where necessary).
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1 viewsStep 7: Here the collar, seen from the good side, has already had the China silk lining sewn on (along the top seam, with right sides together).

This represents Step (9)(d)(iii) and (iv) in the Sewing Instructions for this blouse design. The bottom edge of the lining is still left free for now (see remaining photos in this album).

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9 viewsEnvelope cover for our blouse pattern #1911-A-015. Our sample blouse made from this design in size Large, is shown during construction in the following photos. The sample blouse was made of lightweight cream silk shantung with black contrast sections and black machine embroidery.

See photos of the completed blouse in the album under Edwardian garments entitled: "BLOUSES, SKIRTS, SPORTING WEAR & ACCESSORIES" (below).
Jun 25, 2016
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3 views(Still Step 8) - Close-up showing the collar pinned to the blouse (right sides together). Note the lining is left entirely free at this point. It will be turned over to the inside of the blouse and its pressed edge slip-stitched in place after the collar joining seam has been sewn. CLICK on photo to see even more detail.

After this step, refer to Steps (9)(d)(viii) through (xi) of the Sewing Instructions to complete the fitting and final finishing of the collar.
Jun 25, 2016
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6 viewsStep 8: Here the bottom edge of the layered collar has been pinned to the blouse (with right side of the shantung against the right side of the blouse), in preparation for permanently sewing the collar onto the blouse. (This represents Steps (9)(d)(v) and (vi) of the Sewing Instructions for this design. This seam must also be trimmed and graded (and clipped where necessary).Jun 25, 2016
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1 viewsHere the lining has been pulled up out of the way in order to show the top joining seam allowances on the inside. Note that as this top seam is slightly curved, the allowances have been trimmed, graded, and clipped slightly. Jun 25, 2016
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1 viewsA closer view of the construction of the collar, from the inside (wrong side).Jun 25, 2016
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3 views(Still Step 7) -- Here the entire collar has been turned over and the lining pulled up in order to show the boned organza layer underneath. Note that the bottom edge of the lining has been pressed under. Jun 25, 2016
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1 viewsA closer view of the collar (from the good side) as completed so far. The line of basting at the bottom is the basting done previously to sew the organza layers to the shantung layer -- the bottom edge of the collar lining should still be left free for now. Jun 25, 2016
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1 viewsStep 7: Here the collar, seen from the good side, has already had the China silk lining sewn on (along the top seam, with right sides together).

This represents Step (9)(d)(iii) and (iv) in the Sewing Instructions for this blouse design. The bottom edge of the lining is still left free for now (see remaining photos in this album).
Jun 25, 2016