Fake tie collar


To draft the pattern of this bodice with built-in tie collar, start from a basic bodice with darts.

Step 1

Draw a line from bust point to 1-2cm below the neckline in center front, cut through this line and close the existing darts to transfer their volume.

Step 2

Once you have all the dart volume into the new position, extend this piece by 3-4cm to have room enough for the gathering to be hidden underneath a knot.

Step 3

Prepare the collar pieces: a classic two pieces collar (menstyle) will be perfect, just mind not to add any cm for button stand, as left and right sides meet in the center.

Draw also a strip few cm longer then your neckline to be wrapped around the collar (i imagines it folded in half lengthwise) and a little piece that creates the front knot hiding the gathering).

Step 4

Your pattern is ready!

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