#Dakotasewalong: Visual step by step Shawl Collar.

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. 
Helpful links:
 Understanding a Shawl Collar from Threads Magazine
Customise your Collar
  • Awesome step by step visual. Thanks!

  • I plan to start my dress this weekend. I have gained so much information on dress making from this sewalong.

  • Thank you! I was kind of impatient and went ahead and finished my dakota before this was posted, but I definitely should have waited. I’ll be following this guide very closely for my future dakota makes.

  • Thank you, I *think* I have the collar done right.

  • This is honestly the best tutorial i’ve seen on shawl collars, you’re an amazing teacher! <3.

  • This is the best tutorial i’ve ever seen on shawl tutorial, I was driving myself trying to find one that was understandable, thank you, you’re amazing <3.

  • One the collar is turned over, is there no final stitching to keep this in place? Do we just trust the power of ironing? Was doing so well following until then….!!! Thank you for your wonderful instructions

    Callie

#Dakotasewalong: Visual step by step Shawl Collar.

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. 
Helpful links:
 Understanding a Shawl Collar from Threads Magazine
Customise your Collar
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