Welcome to this new pattern making class, today I am going to show you how to make a convertible collar with a continuous facing.
The convertible collar is a classic collar that we can especially find in informal shirts.
This collar is also known as the camp collar or bowling collar as this type of collar became very famous for bowling shirts.
I personally prefer to call it a convertible collar as this is the way I was taught.
Then you will learn to make a continuous facing, a continuous facing is a facing that we make directly on the main pattern and that we do not have to sew later.
A continuous facing is also known as grown-up facing as it grows from the pattern, in this case from the front pattern.
The continuous facing will be attached to the body thanks to the buttons and buttonholes.
The class begins by transforming the pattern of the back, here we will do some darts transformations.
Then we will go to the front pattern, where we will transform this pattern with a “placket” and a continuous facing to be able to clean the interior of the shirt.
As I told you in today class, the continuous facing can end in the shoulder or armhole.
And to finish, you will learn how to make the convertible collar or camp collar.
At the end of the class, I have left you instructions on how to sew the patterns that we have made today.
As always, if you have any questions about this class, feel free to send me an email through your user account, in the support section.
Submit your exercises
The best way to learn pattern making is by practicing, so for today’s class, I am going to ask you to send me the patterns that we have made today.
A convertible collar pattern and a front pattern with a continuous facing.
Remember that you can send me these exercises in real size or half scale.
Try to send me clear photos where the patterns and their annotations can be seen clearly so that I can send better comments.