Tuesday, 17 April 2012

DIY Encrusted Peter Pan collar necklace

The Peter Pan collar seems to be all over the place and has been for a while now. As the embodiment of innocence, playfulness and rigour this piece can be used to create an atmosphere of girlishness in almost every situation (remember not to take this image to seriously, a pencil skirt and slipover would be too much), hence it seems to be a good companion when it comes to upgrading your daily wardrobe.

This current fashion inspired me to make my own statement of girlishness – in the shape of a collar necklace which can be added to every outfit of your choice.

What we need:
paper, pencil, dividers
white fabric
needle and yarn
hot glue gun (or other strong glue)
pearls! (this time I used four different sizes)
satin ribbon

  • Fold your sheet of paper in the middle and with the dividers draw nearly half of a circle onto the sheet (approximately the diameter of your neck), complete half of the form of a Peter Pan collar and unfold the paper.
  • With fixing pins fasten the pattern to a double layer of fabric and border it with a pencil. 

  • Leaving approximately one centimetre of fabric cut out your collar.
  • Sew the two layers of fabric together, leaving some open space in order to turn it over in the end.

  • After turning the collar to the right side close the open space (don’t worry, the stitching will be covered by pearls).
  • With the hot glue gun or strong glue start applying the pearls to your collar.
  • Attach the satin ribbon to the ends of the collar.

As always, this procedure takes a bit of time, but it’s worth it. You can even experiment with the colour of fabric and pearls, depending on the colour of your garments you want it to combine with. I hope you are inspired!

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