Pop quiz #466

I didn’t write this quiz. I pulled it from a vintage pattern making book written in 1941 by Fred Brammer (he also wrote a short cut to the chase grading book that I photographed as well). This book is called Pattern making for garment workers. As Mr Bammer says, the items on this page “should be, to a great extend, self-explanatory.” [sic]

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to tell me what these pieces are for. These are three different styles of a certain garment feature. Actually, because I’m such a nice person, I’ll give you a hint, but I won’t make it too easy; these are three styles of c O l L a R s. If you think a larger view would help, here’s one (500kb).

If it makes you feel better, I know what these pieces are supposed to be and I still don’t see it. I’ll post the answers and more details tomorrow (late, I’m traveling). Until then, have fun with it.

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  1. bee says:

    the collar patterns are intriguing which lead me to cut the viewer’s top left and paste it to a pencil serving as the neck. it could be an elaborate bow tie. i could send 3 views of it if i knew how.

  2. malissa says:

    When I clicked on the larger view it gave it away. Instead of finding a larger view of the picture I got a picture explaining shaw collars. Kathleen I think you ruined your own game?

  3. Kaaren Hoback says:

    Ok that blew a little over an hour- even after the large view explanation, printing and rescaling- folding and finally spindling and mutilating I get this “knot” at all. Whats on page 51 that could clear this mystery up?
    Cant let it go- another 40 minutes and think Ive found it- at first I thought it might be an Ulster(Broadway) collar from the 40’s then from the vintage sewing site found its probably the roll collar: http://www.vintagesewing.info/1940s/4x-lgcm/lgcm-13.html#roll

    “The roll collar shape is one of the most useful for adapting to coats, for the shape of the lapel is not considered, the collar sews all round the gorge and down the fronts to the first button, and the lapel proper is cut away from the coat fronts in the crease line.”

  4. Sandra B says:

    I got that they were shawl collars, But the extra bits to the right of the top two had me stumped. Are they along the lines of a collar and stand, where the curvy bit is the stand and is joined to the huge collar. It seems that the long diagonal is inferring a cutaway from the body of the front garment. The lowest one, with 4 collars suggests a collar and stand with the facings, although I’m not sure what having such differing shapes would do to the way it all sits. Obviously it couldn’t all be cut in one, unless you were doing some pretty nifty handweaving to get the overlapped sections.

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