Step 9 Collar
Pin interfaced collar to non-interfaced collar, right sides together. Non-interfaced collar edges should extend beyond interfaced collar almost 1/8".
|Pin two collars together|
Make a copy of the neckband pattern piece and mark the 5/8" stitching line with a pen and ruler.
Step 11 Join Collar/Neckband unit to shirt
Lay right side of interfaced neckband to right side of shirt matching at center back. Pin curves in place. Neckband should extend 1/16" past garment neck edge at front to allow for turn of cloth.
You have two options for stitching the neckband facing in place depending upon how well the facing folds down over the seam. If the facing folds down and covers the seam in all places including the front edges, stitch in the ditch through all layers.
If the facing does not cover the seam at the front edges in particular, stitch through all layers 1/8" above the seam which is on the neckband.
In my sample garment, I was able to stitch in the ditch. Note the pins are on the inside of the neckband and I am stitching in the ditch on the outside of the garment.
|View from inside of garment|
|View from outside of garment|