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Date: 11/16/10 6:45 PM

I took a class a couple of weeks ago, but time ran out before I had this step down in my head. I have done collars only twice before, and this part always throws me. The class was too short for me. This is a pajama top, so nothing fancy. I would like it to be correct. I always get stuck in this area. The last collar I did was 3 years ago.

I sewed the collar on the shirt, basting first and sewing after that. I had a minor ripple and fixed that. When it was done correctly, the teacher had me grade it. She did show me how to do it, but we were out of time. I do not have it cemented in my brain yet. Everything looks good, so this is not the problem. Grading and which layer to grade more than the other is the problem. I wish I had written it down!

Which is the shorter layer when grading a collar? The fused upper collar? I know you have to grade down the collar itself that is sandwiched between the shirt and the upper collar. Too much bulk. How much do I grade down the shirt layer at the sewn collar? I will be finishing the collar by hand, and I would like it to look somewhat neat. Yes, it is pajamas and does not have to be perfect. Just nice and neat is all I want---and correct. This is a beginners pajama pattern.

Carol

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Date: 11/16/10 9:23 PM

Reply to self: I found this a few minutes ago and it helps. I do not know how to link it.

http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/12921/trimming-tricks

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Date: 11/16/10 10:09 PM

Threads - grading seams Thanks!

To add a link just click on the http:// button above the message field and paste in the entire address then it will prompt you to give it a name. HTH Coleen

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Date: 11/17/10 0:06 AM

I learned a couple things from that link that I should have already known. Thanks for posting it.

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