This is a great little project to construct a detachable collar that can be worn with just about any shirt to formalize it slightly. Based on an original collar from the late 1850s / early 1860s. While its small size makes it an easy project (takes me about an hour and a half to make one), that same small size does demand greater accuracy, as being off by 1/16″ with your stitching in certain places will show. So it’s recommended that you have some sewing experience.
The collar is one size fits all, attached in the front with a buttonhole to your top shirt button, and tied in the back with a linen tape.
This is a free online class, and you can work at your own pace. The four lessons come out daily, but you can follow along more quickly if you want by checking off your progress.
~1/4 yard white linen or cotton broadcloth
3/16″ linen stay tape
Cotton or linen thread for sewing
1 yard silk buttonhole twist
8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of paper for drafting