Towel Collar Dress"
Before I get
into the instructions for this collar, I want to talk about the dress.
The dress under the collar is PBJK's Yoke Dress and Pantaloon pattern
(high yoke view). We left off the sleeves and bound the arms with a bias
of the same fabric of the dress. The dress buttons all the way down the
back with 3/4" white plastic buttons. The fabric is Spechlor Vogel's
Pink seersucker check. This collar is Hand embroidered from the islands
w/pink,blue & yellow Bullions)
First you need
a embroidered hand towel! This one is Linen with pink, blue & yellow
Bullions with green padded leaves. The price is $6.00! Fold the hand
towel in half as shown, and crease.
Cut the towel
along the crease line.
Lay the two
pieces together for this step. At this point I decide on the depth of
the collar. I most commonly measure 2" deeper than the actual yoke
pattern. Square off with your ruler across the top and mark along the
top of the ruler. Cut off using the marked line.
Take the two
pieces apart and fold them in half to create a center front fold and a
center back fold. Please note that the back yoke pattern piece used is
drawn using the center back line only, the lap as been ignored. Place
the pattern pieces on the two pieces, lining the highest part of the
shoulder seam to the edge of the fabric and the center front and center
backs are on the fold.
Using your ruler
again, square the side, 1/2" off the shoulder. Mark with a line, do this
to the back also.
slant of the shoulder seam to meet the side line drawn.
the lines you have drawn.
back piece up and cut down the crease made from the fold.
the shoulder seams. A small roll hem will finish the shoulders and the
center backs. How much easier can that be!
collar to the dress with a bias.
enjoy this project.
collar shown on the dress is a Madeira embroidered hand towel and they
cost considerable more than the orient imports." We love to share sweet
finds like this Bullion hand towels with our customers.