D.I.Y.- Detachable Collars

I’m absolutely smitten with the Fall fashion trend of detachable collars. And when Chelsea of ‘Frolic’ posted a tiered collar pattern that I could download…well, I just had to try it.

After working with the pattern, I have two sewing tips- first, cut the collar pieces out of an old sheet so you can get the feel of the pattern and to troubleshoot any potential problems you might have. Second, take your time. On the whole, the pattern is wonderful and easy to use. In fact, I took it and tweaked it to create these three collars.

#1. The basic pattern called for doing the collar all in one fabric. I did it with two different vintage fabrics. Because these samples were thicker, I did an outline stitch to make the collars lie flat. I also opted out of the original bias tape ties in favor of a simple snap covered by an old button.

(Fall fashion details- detachable collar, Gap knit vest, fur/applique jacket & skinny jeans)

#2. This was fun! I knitted with wool yarn a square piece (27″ x 27″) and felted it in my washer and dryer. Afterward I took the larger of the two pattern pieces and used it as my guide to cut out the collar. No sewing required. The closure is a black silk covered hook & eye.

(Winter fashion details- detachable collar, vintage Laura Ashley cardigan & Gap checked shirt worn as a skirt)

#3. I followed the pattern and only deviated from it by using the same tablecloth fabric for the ties.

(Spring/Summer fashion details- detachable collar, sleeveless white t-shirt & Gap strapless blue dress)

Styling- Martha B., Margot K., Hope G. & Hillary H.

Hair & Makeup- Hope G.

Model- Hillary H.

Photos & Layout- Martha B.

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2 thoughts on “D.I.Y.- Detachable Collars

  1. Really like the detachable collars you made and the photos you took Martha. Great postings nicely done. You all did a very nice job in putting this together – Martha, Margot, Hope and Hillary. Thanks.

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