Welcome to this new pattern cutting / making class, in today’s class we are going to make the Mandarin collar.
This neck is also known as Mao collar, it is of Asian origin, specifically, it was born in the traditional Chinese bureaucratic dress in the Qing era.
This is going to be our first class making collars, so we are going to learn how to take the measurement that we need to create these collars.
In general, the collars are associated with different types of openings that we can find with our garments.
So if your neck is not wide enough (which is normal), we will have to decide where to open it.
Mandarin collars usually open at the front (or in our centre front) but this will depend on our design.
Mandarin collars can also be found on the back or even on the shoulder.
We are also going to learn a very quick way to make a simple opening but remember that you can change the design to your liking.
These types of collars are usually found with shirt-type openings, simply add the placket measurement of the front neck and remember to mark with a notch where the placket begins.
As always, if you have any questions, you can send me an email through your user account in the support section.
Submit your exercises
As you already know, the best way to learn pattern making is by doing it yourself, so for today’s class I am going to ask you to make the 4 designs that we have made today.
For this exercise, you do not need to sew it, it is only necessary that you send me the 4 patterns of the industrialized collars.
You already know that industrialized means that they have all the seams, notches and annotations.
Remember so that I can send you better comments, try to send me clear photos, where the patterns and their annotations can be seen correctly.