Peter Pan Collar Tutorial

I have been dreaming about this project for a while and then, when I saw THIS I knew it was time to do something about it and make some removable peter pan collars for all sorts of outfits.

First things first, I LOVE peter pan collars.  Like some serious love.  I think I have put them on about half of the girl’s dresses I have ever made, and the other half—well, I certainly debated it.

So, now we have some removable collars that can go on those dresses too!  Wahoo! (Am I crazy?  Ok, you really don’t have to answer that. I know I am.)

And if there may be a chance that there are any other peter pan collar lovers out there……well, you might need this tutorial too to fill your whole wardrobe with them.

You will first need the pattern.  Click HERE to use a pattern that I made….or you can use a commercial pattern if you have one.  The “big girl” size is the one I used for my 6 year old, but if you need to make it bigger, you will simply add on to the “fold” edge until you get the length you want.

Ok, now that you have the pattern you are ready to get started….

And because I got so excited about the white one, I made another one with some orange flowered vintage fabric that I had.  And this time, I didn’t use ribbons–just a size one hook and eye at the front to keep it closed (and I am loving that it holds perfectly).

You want to know the other crazy part…..I cut out 5 more.  I know, I know.  But can you ever have enough peter pan collars?  Seriously.

And one even more crazier thing….I adapted it for me.  But I think I am way too old.  But I still want to wear one.  (I just need to get brave first.)

~Elizabeth

13 thoughts on “Peter Pan Collar Tutorial

  1. Super adorable! How do you think it will do as far as staying in place without rotating, or are you going to safety pin it center back or something?

    I love how sweet this would make any cardigan look (with the comfort of a T, rather then blouse underneath!!!)

  2. I was actually up in the middle of the night thinking that same thought! They are pretty stiff with the interfacing so I am going to try it without anything first, then….I am not sure, velcro would work with a sweater but not a shirt….hmmmm.

    I will let you know how it stays put.

    1. Awesome, in case it doesn’t stay put, what about a little loop of thin ribbon in the back collar seam, with a small button sewn to the inside of the shirt or sweater back? It wouldn’t interfere with the shirt when worn without the collar, but would hold it down when worn with?

  3. I was actually up in the middle of the night thinking that same thought! They are pretty stiff with the interfacing so I am going to try it without anything first, then….I am not sure, velcro would work with a sweater but not a shirt….hmmmm.

    I will let you know how it stays put.

  4. Have you been to Amy Karol’s (Angry Chicken’s) blog? She’s got a thing for removable collars, too. For herself – not her kids :-)

    1. Nothing wrong with adults wearing it. I came here and I’m an older teen- I know many people who would buy this who are adults for a specific fashion-Nothing sexual, but EXTREMELY expensive. This was linked on one of the sites for that fashion.

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