An Easy Way to dress up an Outfit
You can easily make your own collar using small amounts of fabric. This 'How To' is for a reversible, removable collar that ties with a ribbon. It uses a plain and a patterned cotton and is great to wear to add interest to plain tops.
When choosing your fabric, a light to medium weight cotton or polyester cotton mix is recommended. I was able to use fabric scraps for this version but if buying fabric specifically for the collar, buy in ¼ metre amounts. You might be able to get a piece of the right size in the remnant bin of your local fabric shop. If you're thinking about trying this, you could bring the pattern piece to the shop with you to check the sizing.
To create the pattern piece you can draw your own, or I used the one created by Colette Pattern and available here: http://media.colettepatterns.com/free/patterns/colette-patterns-0002-collar.pdf
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Place one piece of fabric down with the right side (the side you want to see) facing upwards. Cut the ribbon in half and place it 2.5 cm from inside edge of collar on each side. Pin to fabric or you can hand sew a couple of stitches instead of using a pin. Don't make these too small as you'll need to remove them later.
Mark a gap of 5 cm at the back edge of the collar – this enables you to turn the collar right way around. I recommend that you start on one side of this opening and then you can sew uninterrupted all the way around to the other side. Sew around the edges of the pieces, 2.5 cm from the edge of the fabric. Take your time with this, as it can be tricky sewing around a curve and it will look noticeable on the finished item if you do it badly.
Remove pins and trim your seam allowance (the fabric on the outside of the sewn line) in half. Clip across the collar front corners – this helps to get a sharp point when turned right way around. Notch the inner curve by cutting small triangles at intervals – this removes fabric bulk when turned out. Clip the outer curve by cutting snipping along at intervals - this allows the fabric to spread and sit properly. Small embroidery scissors can make this easier, but be careful not to snip over the stitched line.