• Alder Variation 01: Mandarin Collar

    Today’s Alder Shirtdress variation is an easy one, the Mandarin Collar. You don’t need any extra pattern pieces, in fact you need less. The mandarin collar is actually just the collar stand without the addition of the collar. Start by fusing the wrong side side of one of the collar stands. With right sides together […]

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  • Alder Sew Along Day 10: Attaching the Collar

    Today we’ll be assembling and attaching the collar. This post is extremely photo heavy, about 32 photos, so if you’re here for the sew along, click below. If not¬†browse on! Begin by interfacing the upper collar and one of the collar stand pieces. If you’re using fusible interfacing follow the instructions included with your fusible, […]

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  • Tips + Tricks | Smooth Collar Curves

    You know how sometimes when you clip and notch a curve, then turn it right side out it can create a very slight angle at the point where the clip or notch is? To avoid that and get super smooth curves trim and grade the seam close to the stitching line as I’ve done above. […]

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