A Shawl collar is a turned-over collar of a garment that combines with lapels forming an unbroken curving line.
The shawl collar differs from other collars in that it is an extension of the lapel above the front neckline and beyond the shoulder, instead of a separate piece.
It is flattering, feminine, popular throughout last century fashion eras and best of all, it allows for a variety of creative and stylish interpretations.
The shawl collar can be styled in a few ways: flat, collar with a stand (low and high) and collar with hollow neck (more fitted version, with fish dart) which is normally applied in jackets. Shawl collar can also be styled as single breasted and double breasted collar based on a location of the first button.
All these styles will be demonstrated and explained in the course. In addition you will learn how to explore the collar style-line which is basically an outer edge of the collar that may be shaped in various ways.
While learning the draping of a shawl collar and its types the students will be taught the draping of two garment prototypes -
a tent coat(or A-line silhouette) which can be easily developed into a dress or a jacket
a crop jacket (bolero)
Drafting set-in sleeve, which is also included in the course, will provide the possibility to create a full set of patterns for a coat/jacket/dress.
6 months access to the video-lessons
About 4 hour of lessons record
Tutor support and feedback
Tent (A-line) coat/dress/jacket
Planning shawl collar &draping flat version
Draping shawl collar with low stand
Creating shawl collar with high stand
Tent coat/dress with shawl collar
Tent coat patterns
Creating various style-lines
Shawl collar patterns and analysis
Crop jacket (Bolero)
Draping the front as one piece with the shawl collar
Fitting the shawl collar using an under-collar fish-eye dart
Defining the style for the jacket - the fit, the length.
Drafting a perfect one-piece sleeve with elbow dart
Verifying the fit of the sleeve into jacket’ armhole
The steps of assembling the jacket