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A quick, easy and feminine t-shirt reconstruction
This is a perfect trasnformation for an old t-shirt to give it new life. It works best on crew necks because the neckline ends up larger than how it began but don't let that stop you starting with a tshirt with a larger neckline!

Fabric scraps also work well, mixing patterns gives this t-shirt it's special look.

Posted by Chocolate from London, United Kingdom • Published See Chocolate's 12 projects »

  • How to make a collared top. Peter Pan Collar Top - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find an old t-shirt that you don't mind cutting up a little, maybe one you haven't worn in a while.

  • How to make a collared top. Peter Pan Collar Top - Step 2
    Step 2

    Measure the new neckline along the front (purple line).

  • How to make a collared top. Peter Pan Collar Top - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut off the collar as close to the collar as possible

  • How to make a collared top. Peter Pan Collar Top - Step 4
    Step 4

    Create your pattern by taking half the neckline measurement and drawing a curve that matches the curve of the neckline, when you get to one end, make the curve more curvy (or decrease the radius of the curve's centre). At the end that will be on the shoulder, give it a straight edge.

    Add seam allowances to your pattern on all sides and cut out 4 pieces. flip 2 pieces so that they are right sides together and sew all the way around the sides and bottom curve, flip right sides out and you have your collar.

    Sew the collar to the t-shirt, right sides together and then fold over the rough neckline (front and back of t-shirt) and sew a topstich all the way around.

  • How to make a collared top. Peter Pan Collar Top - Step 5
    Step 5

    Collar done! For variations, try a pointed collar or make a collar that goes all the way around by cutting 4 pattern pieces on the fold of the fabric hence making pieces twice as large!

    Also, to get the ribbon effect at the bottom of the top, mark out and make a series of button holes (an even number) along the bottom an then thread some scrap fabric or ribbon though them.

    Attach a pin or broach to the front of the top for extra girliness!

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Emma D.
Emma D. · 6 projects
So pretty!
Arty Addict
Arty Addict · London, GB · 7 projects
Raspberrys are cool!!! LOL
Ariel B.
Ariel B. · Kalamazoo, Michigan, US · 23 projects
Adorable!! =)
Chocolate · London, GB · 12 projects
Thanks Kiko, I use photoshop for all my editing. I live in London, but France is a lovely place to go on holiday
Kiko · Arcadia, Florida, US · 14 projects
How did you edit these photos? They're LOVELY! They make me want to go live in France.
Nancy! · Shawinigan, Quebec, CA · 64 projects
love it! realy cute!^_^

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