Alder Variation 01: Mandarin Collar

Grainline Studio | 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.

Grainline Studio | Alder Variation 01 | Mandarin Collar

Start by fusing the wrong side side of one of the collar stands.

Grainline Studio | Alder Variation 01 | Mandarin Collar

Grainline Studio | Alder Variation 01 | Mandarin Collar

With right sides together align the interfaced and non interfaced collar stand and stitch around the upper edge.

Grainline Studio | Alder Variation 01 | Mandarin Collar

Grade the seam allowances as shown above.

Grainline Studio | Alder Variation 01 | Mandarin Collar

You now have a collar stand that looks like this. Follow the rest of the Alder Sew Along instructions starting here at Day 10 to complete the rest of your Alder.

Grainline Studio | Alder Variation 01 | Mandarin Collar

Super easy! This collar looks great buttoned and unbuttoned and can be a bit more casual than the full collar.

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7 Responses to Alder Variation 01: Mandarin Collar

  1. Tess says:

    Hi Jen,
    Sorry to ask, but I love the font you used in the top image. Could you tell me which font it is?
    Best wishes,
    Tess

  2. lisad says:

    Your top stitching is lovely. Did you use jeans thread? I am having trouble finding the correct machine needle to use with jeans thread and am wondering which kind and size needle you used.

    • Jen says:

      I just used regular all purpose thread and an 80/12 needle. I found the topstitching weight was a little too much contrast for what I was going after. Hope that helps!

      • lisa d says:

        Thank you–I am surprised how much a regular thread can stand out. I still haven’t found a good use for my topstitching thread:)

  3. Looks great. Are you still planning on showing a v-neck variation?

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