Anonymous asked: Hello Lalonding! I was wondering how do you make your seifuku uniform collars? Thank you have a great day!!
let me tell you sweet anon. it is 12:15 at night and i have classes in the morning but i put together a shitty, grossly colored collar just for you despite the massive piles of homework i should be doing. no way in hell im making a paint tutorial but here are pictures and what i did
okay here the shape; 1 yard of fabric to be safe. this is short that’s why it doesnt amount up to exactly 1 yard
on the other side use tons of INTERFACING. if you use a heavier interfacing, which i recommend you using, just interface one side. the interfacing i used on this was kinda thin (about equal weight to this fabric) so i interfaced everything. again… this could look so much better
ironed and folded in half, this is what you should sorta get
idk why my mat looks green all of the sudden but here ya go. just dont forget to iron. please iron.
for this next step, i’m using iron on hem tape for lazy people that dont want to top stitch. it’s more expensive but this saves so much time. making bias tape is harder but a cheaper alternative. plus, theres several tutorials and shortcuts available all over the internet im just. lazy.
the technique i use with ironing this on is to iron a bit, and pull so the tape wont get crinkly and show uneven folds. i use chalk to trace the lines. (on the left side you can see i accidentally used too much lmao at me)
afterwards sew together on the WRONG side. pike the curved edges and cut the straight edges closest to the edge. i marked where i wanted to leave a hole where it needs to flip at. the hole should be in the center and is to your hand measurement. make sure you caught the fabric on both sides!!!
next is to flip inside out, to the right side and sharpen the corners. i use a chopstick but ive heard people using pencils or something common. just dont use anything sharp unless you hate your collar and want to sew this again.
iron that shit down till its flat and not wrinkly and it’s not shown but the hole in the center is usually top stitched. other people have just sewn the raw edges onto the top which is okay too.
then you’re done!!!!!!! wooo!!!!!!!!! hope this helped anon im tired goodnight.(dont forget to iron)