Keeping Collar Up on Faux Fur Jacket

I purchased a 60's faux fur Leopard coat on Ebay and the collar won't stay up. Does anyone know what I can do to reinforce this limp collar so that it stays up on it's own? Any advice will help. Thanks

Guglietta from Canadice, NY

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November 4, 20080 found this helpful

Could you open the collar and put some boning where you need the extra structure?

Susan in Omaha

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November 5, 20080 found this helpful

You could open the collar and slip a piece of thin plastic inside to firm up the collar or maybe a little starch?

I'd cut a piece of plastic from a milk jug or a bleach jug to fit inside the collar.

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