Necklines & Collars: A Directory of Design Details and Techniques

Necklines & Collars: A Directory of Design Details and Techniques

Paperback Select-n-Stitch Fashion Elements

Edited by Peg Couch

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  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 200 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 175mm x 10mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 8 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: East Petersberg
  • ISBN 10: 156523572X
  • ISBN 13: 9781565235724
  • Illustrations note: full colour throughout, includes illustrations, includes photographs
  • Sales rank: 280,811

Product description

This is a visual directory to the many choices and techniques available, when selecting collars and necklines to perfectly enhance a garment. Necklines are what give a garment personality. From demure rounded collars to plunging V-necks, the diagrams and instructions inside this book will teach home seamstresses how to create fashionable necklines to suit every style.

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Author information

Peg Couch is an amateur seamstress and book acquisition editor at Fox Chapel Publishing. She served as style editor for Tree Craft 9781565234550 and the Illustrated Guide to Sewing Series.

Back cover copy

Good Design is in the Details From sophisticated and sexy to conservative and classy, the impression and personality of a garment starts with the neckline. Knowing how to make a variety of collars and necklines is the key to creating the right look for your next project. Select-n-Stitch Fashion Elements: Necklines & Collars will help you decide what works best for your garment. The detailed instructions and helpful diagrams in this handy guide will show you how to create everything from jewel, bateau, and sweetheart necklines to mandarin and shawl collars. In addition to basic stitches and techniques, you'll also learn to restyle necklines and collars, make front plackets, adjust pattern pieces, and fit finished garments. By selecting the neckline or collar of your choice, you'll add the perfect detail to your outfit while defining your individual style.