Wednesday, January 26

Peter Pan collars

So everyone (including me) seems to be in love with cute collars this year, particularly Peter Pan styles. There are a few limited options around for these styles to fit plus sizes, but I feel (personally) that they're a bit basic and out of my price range, so I'm looking into crafting a collar of my own instead. I'm interested in making a detachable collar because that way it can be co-ordinated with many of the dresses, blouses and t-shirts that I already own, rather than adapting items to include a permanent collar.

I did some googling and found a few brilliant tutorials that I'm recommending:
The Busty Traveller

Also, I have a big craft project on the go currently, potentially for the Plus London meet. It involves adapting the neckline of a vogue pattern, which I've never done before! I'm taking it slowly and not really posting about it because I'm a bit scared it won't work out (though I am photographing it as I go, so hopefully next week I'll be able to update about it!). I'm thinking about making one of these collars to accompany it, probably the fake fur style as there are a few shops in Brighton with permanent faux fur remnant boxes.

7 comments:

  1. I love Peter Pan collars too, and I found out the same tutorials! I'm also thinking of sewing one , i'll see if I can find some fabric that I like (I would like to have a printed one, to use with solid color shirts...)
    I'll attend at the London meeting, so I'm looking foward to see how your craft project will came out! *_*

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  2. OMG THIS POST IS AWESOME!!! LOOOOOVE Peter Pan collars but can never find nice fitting tops :( Never thought about making a collar myself!!! Thank you! :D

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  3. This is so exciting! Good luck with your sewing project!

    I found another tutorial on peter pan collars that is somewhat involved, but seems to be really legit. Gertie is actually one of my fave sewing sites.

    http://www.blogforbettersewing.com/2010/02/drafting-peter-pan-collar-part-one.html

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  4. Oh thanks Rebecca! I love Gertie's blog too, but I'd never seen this before.

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  5. This is such a good tip. Too bad I can't sow :|
    Will also be attending Plus London Meet, hope to meet you in person.

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  6. Ah, thanks for this! I think I'm going to try it out.

    bisous,
    http://grande-fille.blogspot.com/

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  7. Thanks for the mention and I *hope* if the project doesn't work out we at least get to peek at what happened there. Knowing you, it'll be brills either way ^-^

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