25/365: Frightfully Delightful Detachable Collar Tutorial

indyheart:

After slaving over a zillion costumes, I barely had time to put mine together.  I didn’t want to spend a ton of time cobbling something together, so after looking through my closet and rejecting the old standbys (Zatana, Red shirt, 60s housewife), I decided to revisit my youth and transform myself into Wednesday Addams!  I grabbed a black dress, black thigh high stockings, black granny boots, my Zatana wig, and then realized I needed one more thing — a collar!  Sewing skills to the rescue.

Here’s a tutorial in case you want to make yourself a swanky detachable collar.  Peter pan collars are adorable, so jazz up your outfit and sew yourself one or ten!

1. Grab a dress or shirt as a pattern.  Find the center, place a pin to mark the center, then using tracing paper, lightly outline half of the collar.  2. Using the outline you made as a guide, shape the collar to look the way you’d like (make it pointy like I did, make it bigger, scalloped, what have you)  3. Using a ruler, add a seam allowance all the way around (I add a 1/4” seam allowance).  4.  Do the same thing with the back side of your collar.  5.  Attach the front and back pieces using sticky tape.  6. Mark your pattern on your fabric  7. Cut out your pattern from the fabric (x 2)  8. Optional, but recommended for a nicer shape: Cut out pattern from your interface (x1)

9. Iron interface to fabric  10. Attach fasteners to the fabric (hook and eye or ribbons, your choice) 11. Pin fabrics, right sides together 12. Sew all the way around, leaving a 3” or so gap for turning the fabric  13. Use shearing scissors to cut down the seam allowance, nip all corners, clip curves  14. Turn piece  15. Iron  16. Topstitch around the edge (optional) and then, TA-DA!  Enjoy your swanky collar!  

Hope you enjoy the tutorial!  Toodles daaaahlings!

modcloth:

A cute collar necklace DIY from What I Wore.

modcloth:

A cute collar necklace DIY from What I Wore.

octopithreads:

D.I.Y Peter Pan Collar
truebluemeandyou:

DIY Reversible Peter Pan Collar with Template Tutorial. Really easy to follow tutorial from FaSHionRoLLa here.

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Reversible Peter Pan Collar with Template Tutorial. Really easy to follow tutorial from FaSHionRoLLa here.

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Reversible Peter Pan Collar with Template Tutorial. Really easy to follow tutorial from FaSHionRoLLa here.

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Reversible Peter Pan Collar with Template Tutorial. Really easy to follow tutorial from FaSHionRoLLa here.

teeheewithmee:

 (via C&C: Nautical week: button up refashion swap)

This is really amazing. I can’t believe this is the same white button-up!

teeheewithmee:

(via C&C: Nautical week: button up refashion swap) This is really amazing. I can’t believe this is the same white button-up!

laconfuse:

Faux Fur Peter Pan collar

laconfuse:

Faux Fur Peter Pan collar

castiella:

Autumn Dresses by clandyjones featuring a peter pan collar dressAlexander mcqueen dress, 8.780 BRLNorell silk dressRed Valentino prom evening dress, £750Twist dress, $50TopShop three quarter sleeve dress, $96Neon Hart tube dress, $90Velvet dress, $90Leopard mini dress, €26Peter pan collar dress, $37Tube dress, $22