October 12, 2011

DIY: Detachable Collar


The collar trend is calling out everywhere this season, reminding us of sweet tea parties preppy dresses. And it totally make me want one. Yes, I’m that person who would crave a pizza after seeing a pizza commercial.

So being crafty, I decided to recreate my own collar instead of buying a collar shirt. It saves money and closet space as you can just attach it to an existing shirt. So you can wear the same shirt 2 days in a row- Ohh does that bring me back to my private school days.

Here are the steps:

1. Cut out your collar on paper. Measure your neck size and use a compass to draw the inner circle. Then draw the outer one depending on how thick you want your collar to be. I drew how I wanted my collar freehand but you can trace out an existing collar on one of your dress shirts for precision.

Option: I Cut my collar paper in half as I thought it would be easier to sew it later.


2. Take your fabrics, pin them to the collar template and cut them out.



3. Sew the fabric pieces together and don’t forget to attach a piece of black string on each end of the collar.


4. Sew the two half collars together and you are done!


Ta-Da! Have fun!

56 comments:

  1. wow very cute! I haven't sewn anything in months, but this looks like a great thing to try!

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  2. aww lovely! u are talented! I can remember during HS Days when my teacher have to force us to sew some dress and I can't perfect the measurements hehehe those days that i hate sewing now! That blouse looks so beautiful on you! sweetest smile uv got!

    TC girl!

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  3. Wow, it looks great - must try this!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  4. really good idea! I have to try!

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  5. You're so good at this! I used to sew, but have no time any more...but I really used to enjoy it. Great collar!

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  6. Fantastic idea! Love it. And your creation is really cute.

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  7. So original! I love the silky base you've used. Your make up is also really pretty.

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  8. it looks so cute! i soooo wanna try this, but i kinda suck at sewing! lol

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  9. Very sweet details, is something that I definitely gonna try these days.
    I would love to have on in every color.

    See you cutie!

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  10. That's a fun idea, Thanks for this haha! :D

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  11. Wow, amazing! If I had even one crafty bone in my body, I'd totally attempt that :)
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  12. How cute!!! I totally have to steal this DIY!

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  13. okay!!! im gonna make one now!!! youre the best!!!

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  14. What a great DIY! When I was in Cambria last week my sister and I discovered this amazing antique "mall" and as I poked around I just KNEW I would find a vintage collar (after unsuccessfully scouring the flea markets in LA for months I had almost lost hope - they are such a big trend here too!). Anyway, low and behold I stumbled on a mother load and returned with THREE! So excited - now all I need to do is buy some tops and dresses to pair with them! So obsessed... Have you seen the gold Louis one?

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  15. This looks adorable! I tried making a few of them, but never thought to use lace and satin! Will try this next!
    ♥ laura

    the blog of worldly delights

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  16. Wow, this is ingenious! You are so crafty. And it's pretty easy too! I never really tried making my own detachable collar, to be honest, I haven't really come across one lol It's a great idea, love it. A surefire way to add a feminine touch on outfits.

    Cheers,

    Wi
    A Single Girl's Musings

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  17. You're so creative :) Love the collar idea. ^_^

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  18. Your instructions are so clear; this DIY sounds super easy!

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  19. I will definitely be making this..you look great!! x

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  20. This is a DIY i could actually see myself doing!

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  21. Great DIY! You make it look super easy!

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  22. What a super cute idea! Especially since I've been having trouble finding a cute shirt with a nice Peter Pan collar... thanks for the idea! ;)

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  23. Very cute collar. Creative!

    xx
    Heel in Mint
    www.heelinmint.blogspot.com

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  24. Gorgeous collar! Happy Wednesday xx

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  25. you're so cute! i'm going to try this out :D

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  26. That is so cool. You're talented enough to be behind the curtain and pretty enough to be in front of it--not fair! =)

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  27. Great DIY. Looks like a store bought collar

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  28. Julie, your fabulous DIYs always are impressive. I thought this was a blouse you bought from the Store. I was a huge fan of Darren Hayes...way back, I guess I still am :)

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  29. your smile are so sweet...love it your creativity!
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  30. Very cute! You're so crafty!

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  31. Wow! You are so creative! I would have never thought of this!! It looks absolutely fabulous and I love how you chose to use lace!!

    xoxo Denise

    http://allthingsnew-denise.blogspot.com/

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  32. You are so right. The collar is right on-trend and I love it that you have become such a trend-setter and truly made this style your own. Truly darling!

    http://stylespotlighted.blogspot.com

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  33. the cat IS supercute! wish i had him next to me:)

    very adorable collar!

    xx
    Z

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  34. Girl, you are SO TALENTED!!! And what a great look. Love the lace you used. :D
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  35. I want your creativeness. Great job!!

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  36. I'm going to try this! Lots of leftover fabrics here! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  37. omg this is so cute!!!! gonna do this with old t shirts maybe XD

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  38. Brilliant!! I'm falling in love with the collar trend.


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  39. Wow what a great DIY! Looks great!

    XOXO
    Shels
    http://followyourbliss4ever.blogspot.com/

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  40. I don't have your patience to follow through on a great DIY. You've done a great job here!

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  41. Great DIY, my sister would love to try this!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    STAGES of BEAUTY Treatment Cream Giveaway

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  42. Love your DIY, you are so cool, I'm getting ready to follow you!

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