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The one piece convertible collar is a simple strip of fabric, but draping a subtle curve at the neck seam allows you to control the way the collar curves around the neck.
Back of Collar
Place straight grain at center back,
with cross grain on the neck seam.
Smooth the crossgrain along the back neck to the shoulder/neck intersection.
Clip along the back to the shoulder seam. Clip to but not through the crossgrain line.
Smooth to shoulder seam and pin.
Pin 1/8" ease (total) approximately 1" up from the shoulder/neck.
Clip and smooth the muslin around the neck to the center front landmark pin. Now you should clip through the crossgrain line and bring it lower than the neck seam. (The goal is to keep the collar curving smoothly around the neck, standing away from the neck evenly. The distance you pin the collar away from the neck is your choice. As you shift the collar up or down observe how the curve flattens and rounds out). Mark the neckline curve at the pinhead guide in the center front.
Remove pin at center back neck.
Fold the collar in half to create the collar stand. Continue fold around to front.
Re-pin muslin on fold at center back.
In the front the collar should lie flat.
Draw styleline. This part of the collar can be any size or shape. Pin more muslin on if you wish a larger extension.
Trim within 1/2" of the line drawn.