Moan about the collar band, part two...
Finished all the handstitching on it and got the sideseams sewn up so I could actually try on the coat.
I wasn't happy with the collar band...it had some bagginess/rippling going on due to being kinda squeezed into the available space...but I thought I could live with it.
However, once I put it on I realized that it really wasn't beefy enough to support the collar...it kinda flops around.
My fabric is a tropical weight wool gab...not at all heavy...but the fusible tricot just wasn't stiff enough to hold it up.
What to do, what to do.
I could ignore it; it's not really something that noticeable.
But I wasn't happy.
I've just about convinced myself I need to pull the whole thing off, take the collar off the band, sew the collar band at exactly the end of the collar (right now, there's about a 1/4" notch that sticks out beyond the collar) and maybe tack in a strip of hymo to hold it up.
Or maybe just putting the hymo in there would support it enough to get rid of most of the ripples.
Hm. All I'd have to undo then would be the hand stitching.
Might be worth a try.