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Date: 4/26/13 9:23 AM

I am making a classic shirt and am having trouble with bunching when I attach the collar band. I am able to attach it nicely but when I wear the shirt or turn down the collar, I get bunching in the body of the shirt where the collar band attaches to the shoulder seams... kind of at the 'corners' of the neck so to speak.
I have tried a few fixes on my own but nothing seems to work. What am I doing wrong??
Thank you!
-- Edited on 4/26/13 9:25 AM --

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Date: 4/26/13 9:54 AM

What size are your seams? 1/4" seams work better than 5/8" seams on collar stands.

It could be a fit issue rather than a problem with how you're putting it together. A photo of you wearing it would help.

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Date: 4/26/13 12:37 PM

I trimmed the seam allowance down to 1/4 inch and even snipped a few very shallow cuts at the 'corners' and it seems to have alleviated most of the problem - the rest will probably be defeated with the iron.

Thank you!

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Date: 4/26/13 1:42 PM

You should clip it all around on the curves, and almost to the stitching. It will lie flatter that way.

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