|When making collars and stands, it is crucial to cut pieces with precision. This technique allows to avoid the distortion that often happens when cutting long narrow pieces on a fold, which is the case when you make collars and stands. Bear in mind, if a collar is not symmetrical, you will have a trouble to put it in!
It is how I do:
1. Trace a collar pattern (a collar stand in this case) on a folded paper.
2. Add seam allowance (1 cm added) to the pattern.
3. Transfer the markings on to the other side of the paper, unfold it and cut the paper pattern.
Here is the photo of the cut collar stand.
I use a Clover double tracing wheel when I trace Burda patterns to add seam allowances. The distance varies from 0.5 mm to 3.0 mm.
Here is the look of the collar with collar stand I made using this technique. wheel