Mission 7 and 8- Vanishing Collars!
These 2 collars use clever pattern manipulation techniques to create these disappearing collars.
The first one begins with a pattern which looks like this:
By taping down the collar and treating it as one with the garment when you cut up the calico to use it as your pattern, it creates an optical illusion of the collar disappearing.
Of course, knowing where to place the seams, and how to sew the jigsaw back up again is a bit tricky and takes some practice. But like all of the TR techniques, experimenting is embraced, even if the outcome is not quite as you expected, there is usually a lesson to be learned. Often a whole new idea or design can come out of these 'errors' ....something Shingo Sato calls "a happy mistake".
A calico toile was sewn up and then I played with the positioning of the collar. When I had it at the angle I was happy with, it was taped down with masking tape. This calico is then cut up and it is used as the master pattern, with seam allowances added. Sorry I forgot to take pictures at the pattern stage.