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08 Jan 2010 - 16:4525034
New outfit help....
Ok I have to admit now I've been unlucky getting outfit commissions done lately...first my lelouch school uniform..and now this

What happened is, I ordered an outfit that consists of a black long coat and gray dress..

however, the high collar is no where in sight..it's just a normal jacket kind of collar (like you get on suits)

my question is, how can I make that collar myself?

Here are some pics so you can see what I mean





As you can see it's quite high and supposed to stick up~ any tips? :3 thanks so much in advance~ I really appreciate it <3


08 Jan 2010 - 17:0425035
maybe u cud stick summat hard underneath the fold in the cloth like cardboard or summat? failing that make out of a really stiff material like felt?


08 Jan 2010 - 17:2025037
iron on interfacing would work well,
but you'd have to make the collar from scratch and then attach it onto the coat.

If you place some interfacing between two strips of black fabric cut into the shape of the collar it should stand up.

I'm not a pro with this stuff, as I'm using it for the first time at the moment to, with a costume XD
But from what I've seen it should work well for this 8]


10 Jan 2010 - 15:4025152
You can make a collar pattern quite simply and transfer it to fabrics

To make it stand stiff you could either use interfacing and just give it some strength, Or some thin card that the fabric can cover. Use paper templates first to check that you can make it right. If you need help with collar patterns theres a thread i replied to about collar help. So should be in there.

Regards
Matt


10 Jan 2010 - 16:5925157
You could get a smooth plastic tub, empty 12 ltr joint cement tub, cleaned and washed out, empty 10 ltr paint tub would be ideal. (any thin plastic tub that can be cleaned out and easily cut with scissors or a knife) Cut the top and bottom off and then a cut down the side. It is really flexable and will have a natural curve because it is the side of a tub. Draw yor collar shape onto it, cut it out with scissors and then cut and sew the material around it. Because it is plastic it will not get ruined when you wash it unlike card.



10 Jan 2010 - 19:4525166
Quote Emzone:
iron on interfacing would work well,
but you'd have to make the collar from scratch and then attach it onto the coat.

If you place some interfacing between two strips of black fabric cut into the shape of the collar it should stand up.

I'm not a pro with this stuff, as I'm using it for the first time at the moment to, with a costume XD
But from what I've seen it should work well for this 8]


Interfacing works, or there's a slightly stiffer version called bucrum if interfacing doesn't stand up well enough.


11 Jan 2010 - 12:1525190
wow thank you all for replying! All the ideas are great and Im glad I have more than one option incase one fails~ I could try interfacing or cardboard first since I'm a newbie~ but the plastic tub sounds good just to avoid any disasters when washing the outfit..

you're all made of win XD thanks again! *Group Glomp*



Last edited by soph24 (11 Jan 2010 - 12:19)
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