Inari Collar & Long Sleeve Tutorial
Take a look at the Inari blog post that we released yesterday! You can download the free add-on pattern here, and read the instructions below. Remember also our Inari discount: the pdf pattern is now 10 €, and the discount is valid ONLY today, with this code:
The free add-on pattern includes both the collar, and the long sleeve variation. The collar is ideal to be made in a woven (or well-interfaced knit) fabric, preferably something in the semi light- to medium-weight end. The sleeves are a little more relaxed than the original Inari sleeve, with more ease, so they are perfect for using soft and relaxed fabrics such as sweatshirt jersey.
First, cut out the dress/tee and collar pieces. Cut out 4 collar pieces, and make sure you have 2 for the right collar and 2 for the left. Cut also 2 interfacings for the collar.
Before removing your pattern pieces, snip an additional notch on the front neckline, 1,5 cm apart from the center front – this is the spot where you will match the collar at front. Interface the upper collar pieces, as well as the facings.
Sew the shoulder seams of the dress and it’s facing, as instructed in the Inari instructions. Serge the bottom edge of the facing to neaten it up.
Sew the upper (interfaced) collar pieces to the under ones (un-interfaced). Make 1 or 2 diagonal stitches at the corners, this way they will become sharp. Clip the seam allowances at the corners, and at the curved edges.
Turn the collars right side out and press carefully. Pin them to the neckline, interfaced side up and so that you match the collar to the notches at front (1,5 cm from the CF notch), and to the CB notch at the back neckline.
Pin the facing on top of the collar, right side against the collar and sew through all 4 layers.
Clip the seam allowances around the shoulder seams and at the curves. Press the seam allowances towards the facing and understitch. Press the facing to the wrong side and pin it to the dress/tee. Stitch along the facing edge to fasten it inside the garment. Make sure not to stitch very close to the CF and CB, as the stitches will show on the outside of the garment.
Your collar is ready! Continue to sewing the sleeve: Sew the sleeves to the armholes, right sides together and matching single and double notches. Serge the seam allowances together and press them towards the dress. Serge the sleeve openings.
Serge the raw sleeve and side edges. Sew the sleeve seam and the side seam in one continuous seam, finishing at the vent notch. Press the seam allowances open.
Fold 3 cm to the wrong side at the sleeve openings, press and stitch in place. Sew the vents, bottom edge and sleeve openings as instructed in the Inari instructions.
All done! Our special thanks go to our intern Anneli who sewed this Inari dress <3