Sunday, March 6, 2011

Gray shirt - attaching the collar stand



Today I worked on another shirt.  I thought I'd show you how I attach collar stands.
Next I will be twirling a baton for the talent portion of the show.
ha ha...

Happy Sewing!

18 comments:

  1. Great video...I really enjoy making this part of the shirt...actually I really enjoy making shirts
    period :))))

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  2. Thanks for the video. Was great to see how this part gets sewn as I haven't sewn a shirt before, but have the material and pattern to start. Will definitely be replaying this one.

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  3. So informative! I have yet to try a collard shirt, but I am just starting to feel confident enough to try : )

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  4. Very cool. I haven't done a collared shirt with a separate collar stand. Hoping to get there soon. Thanks for the video,

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  5. Great video, Robin. So much fun watching you sew!

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  6. Nice to hear what you sound like! Great video - a picture (video) is truly worth a thousand words.

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  7. Very informative video.
    Apparently you don't staystich the neckline. I am wrong?
    One thing I find interesting is that you are startind to stich thz whole stand from the back neck.
    I like your confidence.
    Thanks for this video I like hearing your voice. Sounds much more lively.

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  8. Thank you for taking the time to demonstrate this. I read people's comments about the difficulties with collar stands, so I have never considered trying one. If I ever do, I know where to go for a demonstration now!

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  9. Thank you so much for the video. I have been sewing shirts for years and it never occurred to me to press the stand so that the inside and outside match before you attach it to the shirt. I usually fuss and futz about with pins and hope for the best. Forehead slapping moment! Thanks again.

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  10. Hey! I made quite a number of shirts with collar stands already, but it always ends up in a bulky mess at the very front parts so I usually sew those parts by hand (because my machine would never sew a clean stitch there) . How can I avoid that?

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  11. Thank you all for the nice comments!
    Maricou, I did not stay-stitch first, but it would not be a bad idea.

    Mary Collins, you crack me up - and I know that feeling! :)

    Chrissy - are you saying that the machine doesn't want to play nice when you are pivoting around that corner? I can imagine some machines might not behave as well as my current machine does. (I have owned some!) If that is the case, I would just continue to hand-stitch where necessary. Whatever it takes to get the job done!

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  12. Very nice. I've done this a couple of times -- not recently -- and this video was a terrific piece of reinforcement.

    I'm so glad to have discovered your blog. To me, fitting and technique are everything.

    Thanks.

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  13. Great video Robin. I love watching people sew. You can learn so much from just seeing how they manipulate the fabric.

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  14. I'm glad you are making how to videos. No rah rah, just very competent instruction. I don't feel I've mastered the collar stand so this is very useful and timely.

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  15. Love the video. So nice to hear your voice. Great tutorial. I am not jonesing for a clapper.

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  16. Lovely video Robin. And loved to hear your voice again.
    Very clear explanation as well!

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  17. I love it, learned a few new tricks. And like Sigrid and others I enjoyed hearing your voice too. Great job.

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  18. i am making my granddaughter a coat in wool the collat stand sits in the centre of the collar only but the video was such a great help. thank you, i think i now understand how it works.
    great sewing blog thank you

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