Synopses & Reviews
Good Design is in the Details From sophisticated and sexy to conservative and classy, the impression and personality of a garment starts with the neckline. Knowing how to make a variety of collars and necklines is the key to creating the right look for your next project. Select-n-Stitch Fashion Elements: Necklines and Collars will help you decide what works best for your garment. The detailed instructions and helpful diagrams in this handy guide will show you how to create everything from jewel, bateau, and sweetheart necklines to mandarin and shawl collars. In addition to basic stitches and techniques, you'll also learn to restyle necklines and collars, make front plackets, adjust pattern pieces, and fit finished garments. By selecting the neckline or collar of your choice, you'll add the perfect detail to your outfit while defining your individual style.
Necklines are what give a garment personality. From demure rounded collars to plunging v-necks—the diagrams and instructions inside this book will teach home seamstresses how to create fashionable necklines to suit every style.
Necklines give a garment personality. Jewel, bateau, mandarin, sweetheart, and ruffle are just a few of the many styles of necklines and collars featured in this detailed guide. Many tips and techniques for making front plackets, convertible collars, restyling collars, and working with knits are also featured. From demure rounded collars to plunging v-necks, the diagrams and instructions inside this book will teach home seamstresses how to create fashionable necklines to suit every style and garment.
A visual directory to the many choices and techniques available when selecting collars and necklines to perfectly enhance a garment.
About the Author
Mindy Kinsey learned to sew by making doll clothes and tiny quilts on a vintage Singer featherweight sewing machine. She has sewn both clothing and home decor items, and also enjoys beading, scrapbooking, knitting, and embroidery. Now an editor at Fox Chapel Publishing, Mindy has worked in the collectibles and crafts markets since 1994.
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS *Jewel neckline (with double binding) *Bateau neckline (faced) *V Neckline (faced/closed, open faced front v neck) *Shirt collar *Tie collar *Mandarin collar (standard and two piece) *Sailor collar *Shawl collar *Square neckline (faced) *Bias collar (standing) *Pointed collar (rolled) *Jabot *Sweetheart neckline *Cowl neckline *Slit neckline (with facing) *One shoulder neckline *Rounded scoop neckline *Square and u shaped neckline *Low cut neckline *High ruffled collar