Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Guest post from Sisterhood of the Crafty Pants: Faux Peter Pan collar

Today, for the first time, we have a guest post! Natalli is one of the five (yes, 5) sisters behind the Sisterhood of the Crafty Pants, a great blog about sewing and much more. Recipes, bargain deals, crafts, cakes; the sisters have it all. Thank you, Natalli, for sharing this great tutorial!

Hello, I’m Natalli. My four older sisters and I share all of our ideas and creations over at Sisterhood of the CraftyPants, and I’m really excited about posting here on StraightGrain! Today I’m going to share a tutorial for a tee with a faux Peter Pan collar. I love a pretty little collar, but as the mom of a 6-month-old, I’m all about comfort. So when I saw this top from Boden,  I had to create my own.



Here’s how I did it:



Optional: I altered the neckline of my t-shirt, because it was a crew neck. I just cut it off and made a little rolled hem to finish the edge.
1. Measure the width of the top near the neckline and mark the center.
2. At the shoulder seam, measure about an inch in from the neckline and mark.  



3. Measure 2.5” from the center line and mark, then measure 2” down from the neckline and mark where the two measurements intersect (hope that makes sense!)





4. Use the marks you’ve just made to pin some lace trim in a little curve. Start at the center, then slope down until you reach the cross mark then curve back up to the shoulder mark. 



5.  Pin some white trim just inside the lace. Do the same on the other side. The trickiest part is making sure both sides are the exact same.  


6. Sew the trim down. 

Optional: If your top has a pocket, sew some trim to the top.
And you’re done! So easy! I dressed mine up a little with a pretty brooch. 








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