Hey! It’s Kara from While Camden Sleeps here to share another sewing project with you.
Peter pan collars came back in a few seasons ago and I’ve had them on my list as a DIY project for some time now. I’m glad I finally jumped in and did it because I loved the result!
The first thing I did was use the shirt to help me create a custom pattern, you can see the steps below.
|Don’t forget to add some extra space on your pattern for seam allowance!|
Once the pattern was made, I first double checked it by placing it back on the shirt to see if it fit properly. Note also that the pattern above is half of the collar, which requires that you place it on folded fabric when you cut it.
Sewing Steps for the Peter Pan Collar:
1. Once you have cut two pieces, sew them together with the wrong sides facing.
Be sure to start sewing on the inside of the collar, where it will attach to the shirt. You may want to using interfacing first to thicken the fabric if yours isn’t heavy enough to lay flat.
2. Sew the outside/bottom of the collar next, leaving a small section open so you can turn it right side out.
3. Turn right side out, iron flat. Press the remaining open seam closed and then sew.
4. Pin collar onto shirt neckline and sew.
I chose to hand sew this so I could be sure to only attach the underside of the collar to the shirt (no seams showing on top) and so I could carefully adjust it as needed.
Definitely worth a little effort.