How to make a Peter Pan Collar for a t shirt


Susan Penny finds a bargain top, and adds a new collar in a few simple steps.
I have always loved the idea of remodeling an item of clothing into another more useful item of clothing.  So, last week when I found this rather lovely t shirt in Primark, costing just £3, I snapped it up rather than brave the queue for the changing rooms.  This I find is always a mistake!  The colour was great, as was the cute bluebird pattern, but whatever brooch or scarf I tried at the neckline, I felt it needed a bit of tweaking!
In my ‘things I have loved, but can’t bare to throw away drawer’, I have a baggy camisole top that I wore in the 80s. I still look at it and go hot and cold when I imagine how it must of looked on me. The fabric is fabby: a fine white cotton with just a little stiffness, that with a little bit of work would make a great collar for my t shirt. I have decided not to show you the camisole in it’s entirety, for fear you might cast judgement on my fashion sense.

 So, with the bits I’m never going to show you cut from the top, the fabric pressed and the t shirt washed and checked for colourfastness,
I will show you how to make a Peter Pan collar to fit your t shirt. Find the full project here

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Susan Penny has become one of Britain's best-loved craft writers. She has already written more than 50 books and introduced tens of thousands of readers to new craft skills and memorable projects. Many of her books, like 'Knitted Cakes', have become international best sellers. Her background is an arts graduate who has turned her love of making things into a career. After launching and editing some of the biggest and best craft magazines in the UK, Susan is now one of the most respected designers, writers and editors in the contemporary British craft scene. Susan is just as happy working with needle and thread as a crochet hook.


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