Monday, January 9, 2012

Peter Pan Collar

I'm still crazy about Peter Pan collar since last year, I really want all of my dresses/tops that are plain on the collar to have Peter Pan Collar on them :P but since I don't think i have the budget to hunt down and buy every clothes that are cute and have Peter Pan collar on them, I have to resort on making it myself.

I found a tutorial to make the collar yourself from Transientexpression blog, Thanks to google and of course the lovely and talented Rachel who made and shared the tutorial, I finally can make my first Peter Pan Collar! but...

I made a mistake! i was so impatient that i didn't read it carefully the part where you should turn the dress/top inside out when you pin the collar and sew two seams on the collar! aaacckkk ...and when i printed out the pattern for the collar i forgot to set up the size so i think it looks bigger on the dress! i'm so tempted to pick my stitches and start from the beginning but i dont want to ruin my dress! (though it's a cheap dress coz I know i'll be experimenting and if it's ruined, i wont feel that bad)

I've learnt my lesson, i can see the stitches on the collar to the dress and it's not neat at all but i'll only wear it at home anyway but will try and make again and when i get the hang of it, i'll try and make something out of laces or different fabrics for the collar :)


  1. I love peter pan collars as well, I think they make tops or dresses just look so pretty! Thanks for sharing the tutorial on how to make one. I think yours turned out lovely (much better then my first attempt would be, no doubt). I know their is a seller that sells peter pan collar necklaces on ebay..where you can just add the fabric necklace collar to any outfit. I am tempted to get one of those perhaps.

  2. I think it suits your dress perfectly, you did a great job. There was a pattern in Making Magazine at some point to make one that tied at the back so could be used with lots of dresses, I'll see if I can find it for you x

  3. I think you did a nice job with the Peter Pan collar, and I am a polka dot girl too. My mom and sister sews, and I have always thought it was such a talent when one knows how to. Happy Monday to you, sweet friend.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  4. The collar looks so sweet! And that style really suits you. From looking at the photos you can't see the mistakes, but I'm sure you will get the hang of it. There's nothing like learning a lesson the hard way....LOL.
    You look so beautiful in the dress.

  5. I think you did a fab job, it looks so pretty on the dress and really suits you. A lace collar would look pretty too x

  6. I love Peter Pan collars too they are just so pretty. You did a really great job, I'm loving the polka dots xxx

  7. We all learn from our mistakes and it still looks better than what I could do!

    Victoria xx

  8. Susan, Hi...I like those collars, too. They're so pretty and what a perfect idea to dress up a plain collar. You did a great job, and I give you an 'A' for attempting it and getting it done..hee, hee...

    I'm off from work today, so I'm making an effort to catch up on a few blogs I follow.

    Enjoy the day, and I hope it's full of some fun surprises!

    Marianne xox

  9. Well done you for trying such a project! I would be too scared! I think it looks fabulous! xx

  10. Awwwww, I think it looks great Susan and you are just so darn cute as a bug that who's even going to notice the stitches:)

  11. Peter Pan collars are beautiful, it looks so cute on you too!

    Jem xXx


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