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Message Board > Fitting Woes > Simplicity 4025 or Butterick 5525 ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Subject: Simplicity 4025 or Butterick 5225 Date: 11/12/13 10:58 AM

I made the jacket from Simplicity 4025 views A,B, or C. I also made a jacket from Butterick 5225 (OOP) with the shawl collar. My problem is that the collar keeps rising up around my neck in the back. I am always trying to lower the collar. How can I keep the collar from raising up on my neck. I tried cutting the back neckline lower on the jacket back. I understitched the collar but it still keeps creeping up on my neck in the back. It is irritating to me and I feel like I'm constantly playing with my collar. Does anyone else have the same problem? How do I fix the problem?

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Date: 11/12/13 1:42 PM

If that happens on anything, just while wearing it, no matter if you sewed it or it was store bought, I think you could always stop that, with a hand needle, hand sewing thread and a few hand stitches. Is that what you mean? I think I would just take a few invisible hand tacking stitches from the inside shoulder seams on the garment a few inches away from your neck and into only the bottom layer, under side of the collar. Then it would be more held down by that, and unable to do that. If you really needed to, you could also do that in the center back neck though the back of the jacket, but I'm thinking you would not have to most times.

If you mean instead, it was riding up on the back of your neck, as you wore it, because it's Polar Fleece and catching on your clothes and not slippery and lined, that still might help some.

Probably depends if it only happens on things you make or store bought jackets too.

So if your neck was unusual then maybe for sewing, I guess you could alter a pattern, but I actually think lots of jackets and just sort of how they were made and what is worn under them, the back collar might not always keep that roll line there. So possibly while sewing something, if you did not clip and grade and notch enough that would not help it at all, but if you did all that stuff and then understitched it too, and it seemed fine when you put it on, and only did that during the day when walking around in it, then I think you are probably down to hand tacking it there.

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Subject: Simplicity 4025 or Butterick 5225 Date: 11/12/13 2:32 PM

I did tack it but the collar still rides up. The collar is about 2-3 inches wide, and it rides up out past the area that was tacked. It drives me crazy. I'm thinking maybe I should make the collar band narrow at the center back neck and grade out as it comes down past my shoulders.

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Date: 11/12/13 3:45 PM

This has nothing to do with cutting new things out different, but on the ones you already made and that is happening to you while wearing them, I wonder if you have some shoulder pads laying around, and if so, if you just placed them in slightly different places in there and just temporary safety pinned them in, and tried wearing them like that a few ways, and if in doing that, you could find a placement spot for those that maybe that would stop happening. If so that might fix the issue on what you have already made, and also tell you something about how to not to let that happen on some others? I think maybe it does not only have to be a sewing construction kind of thing, or even a neck shape kind of thing, but it also could possibly be a more set of the shoulders, shoulder seam kind of thing even too?

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Date: 11/12/13 3:49 PM

Do you have a rounded back? Could be a fit issue. Can you post a photo?

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Date: 11/12/13 5:15 PM

I do have narrow shoulders. I will try the shoulder pads to see if it makes a difference. I don't have a photo available wearing either of the jackets.

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