Hello Sew Along-ers,
Yesterday we had a professional step by step tutorial on how to sew your dakota shawl collar. Today is an informal post focusing on a visual guidance for those who still have a few doubts on how to proceed. I’m using a mini mockup version in red (seam allowances and generally tidiness were ignored) and Marie’s WIP.
Stop here. The collar is almost finished. Press well. For now it won’t settle in place until you secure the facing ends by slipstitching into the bodice or setting in place with stay tape. Tomorrow Marie will sew the skirts panels together, then on Monday we will sew the skirt to bodice. This is sewn with the front seam open to the sides.
You can either choose to wait and sew like the pattern with us or close the front seam and slipstitch the facing in place now. If you continue, remember you will need to set the skirts in the round.
Understanding a Shawl Collar from Threads Magazine
Named written instructions
Customise your Collar