|inner band is treated as a shaped facing with its inner edge attached all |
| 1. The band is cut with its grain positions identical to those of the|
garment or on the bias, according to design.
|2. The band lies flat and fits the garment smoothly.|
|3. All construction points of the band and the garment are matched.|
|4. The inside of the band is neatly finished with no raw edges.|
|5. The band is appropriately interfaced.|
|6. The seam ditch is not visible at the upper edge of the band.|
|7. The width of the band is even, unless otherwise designed.|
|Rib-stretch Bands - The piece to be set into the garment is cut double the |
desired width on the crosswise grain of a knitted stretch fabric. It is then
folded in half with both raw edges joined to the garment simultaneously.
|1. The width of the band is even, unless otherwise designed.|
|2. The band is of the correct length for the neckline.|
|3. The neckband seam allowance, where joined to itself, is not visible.|
|4. The seam joining the band to the garment is neatly finished.|
|Collars - A collar is a single or double layer of fabric attached to the |
neckline. It may stand, drape over, or both stand and drape over the natural
neckline, depending on style variations.
|1. The collar is interfaced appropriately.|
| 2. The outer edges of the collar are smooth and even. The under collar is |
not visible, unless otherwise designed.
|3. Enclosed seams have been trimmed and graded to reduce bulk.|
| 4. The size and shape of the collar and its placement on the garment is |
consistent from one end to the other, except for intentional design
| 5. The collar fits the neck edge to which it is sewn, without stretching or |
| 6. The collar assumes the proper position on the garment, as intended by |
the designer. For example, a flat collar lies flat against the garment,
instead of rolling up.
| 7. All raw edges are carefully concealed during the collar application so |
that they are not visible when the garment is worn.
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