Today we will discuss about different types of basic collars. A collar encircles the neck and frames the face, offering great opportunities for design variations. Collars may be developed close to or away from the neckline. They may be wide, narrow, flat, or high and with or with out an attached stand. The collar edge may be stylized or may follow a basic shape. I t may be round, curved, scalloped, square or pointed in any direction. The choice of a collar design should complement and enhance the style and purpose of the garment.
Basic Shirt Collar—
The basic convertible collar may be worn open or closed. The collar has a 1-inch stand at the center back, and its width may vary from 2.5 to 3 inches. I t can be developed with a seam along the collar edge, or folded and cut as either a one- piece( centre back seam) collar.
Peter pan collar—
The peter pan series introduces the principal of the full-roll, and flat-roll collars.
The sailors collar was inspired by the sailor’s uniform and is based on instructions for a non-convertible collar.
Mandarin collar is also known as Nehru , military and Chinese collar is a close-fitting, stand-up collar. It parts in front and varies in width from 1 ½ to 1 ½ inches on the average. This foundation is the base for the development of other collars, stands and combination collar- and –stand variations. The collar may meet at the centre front, be overlapped and buttoned, or be extended to any point along the neck line. The stand can be developed- over collar effect. The neckline edge of the drafts is the basis for all such collars.
Bias-fold collar bands can be developed for any neckline (basic or cut-out) finished length, however should be slightly shorter than the area covered to compensate for the stretch of the bias fabric.
Source of information: Arm strong
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