Pattern Making Tutorial : How to draft a mandarin collar
That is a very simple tutorial showing step by steps instructions on how to draft a mandarin collar.
The mandarin collar is the easiest of all the collars. You just need the neckline measurement (the neckline of your block needs to be enlarged slightly to give ease and enough space to the seam allowance)
I give 3 variations to see what happens when the collar’s curve increases.
variation 1: the mandarin collar is upright
|start by drawing a rectangle of half neckline.the notch shows the separation between front and back : it is the shoulder seam notch||raise up center front of 1/10th of the half neckline|
|redrawn the curves||start the curve before the shoulder seam notch to make it more even|
variation 2 : closer to the neck
|raise more the center front and redraw the whole lot|
variation 3 : even closer to the neck.
for that variation, I recommend to redraw the neckline to make it wider. To leave room for the collar’s curve
|raise more . can be 5 or 6 cm. and redraw the whole lot|
see the thee variations on one drawing
Next tuto is on shirt collar