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Sketchbook collar size

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    Gary @gary@boren.com

    I am doing the size 12 shirt with the full collar. It seems to me that the collar is about 2 inches too long. Am I doing something wrong? After I turn it (with a 1/2 inch seam allowance) I have a collar that is about 15 inches long measured allong the “collar stand” portion. My neck is only about 12 inches which it should be. I know about the error in marking the sizes of the yoke and I am sure I used the real size 12 yoke. What am I missing?

    Nicole @motherof5

    Hi Gary,I have made this shirt several times and I know if I don’t get the shoulders seams just right I end up with too much collar. A few mm here and there add up.

    When this has happened,I re-cut the collar ends to the pattern shape(ie cut a large seam allowance to get it to fit).

    Clipping the neck line to the basting will give some ease as well.

    I also worked out a little trick with the collar interfacing to give a better stand and collar if you are interested? http://www.flickr.com/photos/motherof5/4945203060/in/set-72157625309800074

    Good luck,please get back to the forum if you need any more help.

    Gary @gary@boren.com

    I am still scratching my head. This was actually almost two inches off! What I ended up doing was cut about 3/8 inch off the neck hole edge. If you do the math, this adds almost two inches to length from placket to placket. This shirt is for a niece of mine so I hope it fits! to my eye, it looks fine.

    Thanks for your advice.

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