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Added Jan 31, 2011

by mollykatherine

Sydney, Australia






I have been working on a little project of late. After seeing a few detachable collars around, particularly Peter Lapins , which I found on BurdaStyle, I thought I would try my hand at it.

For my collar I used this wonderful houndstooth fabric that my Mum found for me at the op shop and bound it in royal blue bias binding, which comes around to form the bow and closure at the front.

It was a really simple, effective project, taking the whole of 30 minutes to complete. My mind has already raced way ahead with future collar plans, the variations are endless!

Read about it on my blog

Material Notes

Synthetic Houndstooth?




Garment Type

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    Sep 12, 2011, 01.51 PMby drigus

    love it!

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    Apr 5, 2011, 12.15 AMby mnavoy

    absolutely adorable!

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    Feb 3, 2011, 06.38 PMby carottesauvage

    So chic! the best way to sex up a minimal wardrobe…once again less is more!

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    Feb 1, 2011, 03.04 PMby nettevivante

    love this collar and your really wonderful vintage looking photos!

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    Feb 1, 2011, 03.40 AMby missdandy

    I’m loving detachable collars right now! Your is so great – love the houndstooth fabric!

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    Feb 1, 2011, 03.10 AMby v-chan

    I love detachable collars! I have an old retro pattern that has a lot of different types of them. I favorites are big square shape ones (think the back of sailor uniforms from the forties). They’re so easy to make and wear!

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    Jan 31, 2011, 08.44 PMby SimplyTuTuSweet

    So pretty! I just might have to try that project.

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    Jan 31, 2011, 10.37 AMby pampula

    how adorable, I love it! I’ve been thinking to make one myself, all dresses and shirts look so cute with peter pan collar:) And you look beautiful, great pictures too!

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    Jan 31, 2011, 09.59 AMby Ywea

    lovely :)

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    Jan 31, 2011, 09.49 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    gorgeous :) i love collars

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    Jan 31, 2011, 08.18 AMby jessicarae

    love the idea of using houndstooth!

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    Jan 31, 2011, 07.37 AMby janesays13

    This looks great! I love detachable collars!

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    Jan 31, 2011, 07.28 AMby red-wren

    This is incredibly lovely!!! Well done! And what a great op shop find! :) You’ve got to love quick and easy and cute projects!

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