8 ways to sew the collars trend

The collar trend is looking set to run and run this year. Here's a round up of some of our favourite ideas for DIY collar style this summer...

Bow Blouse Sewing Pattern

We got the idea for this post after sewing up the Libby Dress from Simply Sewing magazine. Adding collars (or accessorising the ones you already have) is a quick and easy way to add a touch of vintage charm to any plain top. Read on for 8 ways to sew, make and add this look to your garments this season…

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Peter Pan Collar Dress Pattern

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Peter Pan Collar Dress sewing pattern

Simply Sewing

Let’s get this party started with the pattern that’s currently on our cutting table! This Peter Pan dress was originally available as The Libby Dres with Simply Sewing magazine. Now it’s available in their Etsy shop so you can download it and start making your own version tonight!

Find out more and buy the PDF pattern here

DIY collars to make

(Clockwise from top left, above)

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Peter Pan Collar Blazer

Combine the soft feel of a Peter Pan collar with this smart fitted jacket sewing pattern (PDF).

Get the pattern from Burda Style 

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Hell Yeah Embroidered Collar

This removable collar with chain stitch detail is made to fit your measurements. You can switch up the greeting and opt for Girl Gang or What Ever.

Available from It Fils Good

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Cloud Collar Clips

No time to sew your own collar? Jazz up shop-brought varieties with these pretty cloud collar clips – hand drawn and cut in Hertfordshire. They’d look perfect pinned to a shirt or dress collar, or across a cardigan.

Buy them now from An English Garden

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Bow Blouse

We featured this top sewing pattern in issue 14 of Simply Sewing but if you missed it, never fear! You can buy it in Tilly and the Buttons’ online store.

Get the pattern here from Tilly and the Buttons 

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Handmade Peter Pan collars

This Italian Etsy store specialises in handmade accessories for ‘Peculiar Misses’. They have a great range of collars with attitude to customise the plainest of outfits with an instant cheery touch.

Available from Tres Chouette

Collar sewing patterns

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Susie Blouse PDF pattern

Looking for a simple yet versatile everyday top? Ta da! Sew your Susie Blouse with casual short sleeves, a chic 3/4 length sleeve or a smart long sleeve with a cuff, The flattering, loose fitting bodice is shaped with bust darts and features a v-neck with flat collar. With no tricky fastenings it is ideal for beginner dressmakers who want to make their first top.

Get the pattern from Sew Over It

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Child’s Printed Jersey Top

Available in sizes 0-4 years, this cheery cotton jersey T-shirt is adorned with colourful circus motifs. The trimmed Peter Pan collar and elasticated ruffle cuffs show how you can adapt grown up high street trends when making for children.

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