22.2.11

Tuesday Tip: No-sew peter pan collar tutorial!



Evening all! Cutting it very fine to get this tip posted on a Tuesday. The pressure!!

A pretty straightforward (I think!) tip to create a peter pan collar that doesn't require technical skill or money! Obviously it's no sew in the fact that you don't need to hem fabric in order to make the collar like in other tutorials, but you will need to sew it on to the top/dress afterwards! But if you're a total sew-phobe, you can always pin/glue it on!

You will need:

Some lace (preferably with a hem, like in the pic)
Top coat nail polish
Scissors
Peter pan collared clothing as a template (optional)




1. Cut the lace into 2 pieces long enough to sit at the neckline of your top (it can stop just behind the shoulder or go all the way round, up to you!)

2. Round off the edges with scissors.



3. Dab top coat on the very edges that you've snipped to prevent fraying.



4. Sew on top a tee or dress, and you're good to go!!



Hope you like the tip, here's a vid 'tutorial' too, although it is rather simple anyway! :)



Hope you enjoyed the tip. It was so much easier than I thought it would be! It literally took me about 5 minutes max!

Let me know what you think, and as always, let me know if you find any cool DIY ideas!



PS - Don't forget you can get 15% off Motel when you use the code 'GEMFATALE'!

44 comments:

  1. this is incredible! i love this. i think everyone knows of my feelings for peter pan collars. you are a genius. xo.
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  2. gem this is amazing, im seriously going to try this tonight!!! ill link to this post if i wear it on my blog too, loving you right now for this!

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  3. been wanting to do that for so long, just never find the time!

    Georgie
    xx

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  4. Perfect - it's the simple ideas that always work the best! I am a total sewing-phobe in general but can just about manage a basic stitch in a straight-ish line so I'll see if I can get my paws on some lace... Still loving peter pan collars for Spring evn though my brain is now shouting AW11 at me thanks to all the live streaming of the LFW shows!

    love xx

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  5. Great tip Gem! It gives you so many more options if you customise your own clothes and you won't be wearing the same as everyone else. Loving that you chose lace.

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  6. ah this looks so easy! i'll definitely be trying it out as soon as i can. especially liking the minimal sewing needed!

    http://afluorescentadolescent.blogspot.com/ x

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  7. another amazing tip! well done gem! xx

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  8. Thanks for this amazing tip, your so creative Gem! Wish i could think up some of these ideas! xx

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  9. This is brilliant! I must try this.
    Thanks for sharing !!!

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  10. Great idea, I was thinkin on doing something similar with lace on a plain black dress I had bought. Never thought that the lace might fray either, cheers for the heads up ^-^

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  11. They don't sell anything with peter pan collar here so i loved this tip to spice up some t-shirts i have. Thank you so much! <3

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  12. This looks great - so easy!
    I bought some lace ages ago to do my own collars but still haven't got round to the actual sewing part. x

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  13. WOOHOO Tuesday tips is back, I'm so happy. I frickin love this segment, I've been doing that cut your foundation or anything liquid based trick since I saw it, saved me so much money! xxx

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  14. Fab idea - and so much cheaper than those freakin topshop dresses that alawys stare you in the face temptingly...thanks!

    xxx

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  15. i've seen these tops everywhere, so cute! xx

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  16. i love love this tip!!!..im going to be sticking lace peter pan collers on everything now
    thanks!!!
    charl
    xx

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  17. This is great thank you! I'm going to have to give it a go. x

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  18. Wow this is a really great idea and it's so easy!

    Carla X

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  19. As usual, another brilliant idea! The finished top looks super cute - love the combination of stripes and lace. Plus, no sewing machine needed, which is perfect, as I'm a bit scared of them! x

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  20. another great Tuesday tip!! defiantly going to try this out today if i can find some of the lace i own! x

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  21. Very lovely tip, going to try this!
    X

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  22. I actually love you for this post.

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  23. Great tip Geb ;) I wish I had your creative brain! I really like your idea for your uni project of putting all your tuesday tips into book form. I often go back and look through older ones and they're ll just brilliant.
    Another killer tip xxx

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  24. What an awesome idea, can't wait to try this!

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  25. Super cute, I'm having a major peter pan collar moment- well on t-shirts and shirts. Thanks for the tip

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  26. Ah Gem, you're so sweet I loved your video :) 'Another reason to love nailpolish' :) And this tip is super awesome and super easy, you're a 'tip queen!'

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  27. such an excellent idea! i love how your tips area always so easy to do but they're things i'd never think of doing! love it.

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  28. Definitely gonna be checking out the haberdashery section in John Lewis tomorrow haha! Great idea Gem.

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  29. You have absolutely hit the nail on the head, this is lovely! I cannot believe how simple and wonderfully do-able you've made this! And it looks so so cute. I can't even thank you enough for doing this! It's so pretty. Off to collar up some stuff and make them cute... aha
    deanna
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  30. great tutorial!! it's something i really wanna try :)

    xx
    heyrocketgirl

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  31. That's such a good idea about the top coat! x hivennn

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  32. Oh I love this! Going to add one to all my boring tops I think!

    xxx

    pixieinmywardrobe.blogspot.com

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  33. awesome tip! i've been wanting to make my own for a while now and i have some lace at home! ee! x

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  34. This is such a good hint, i'll deffo be using it to update some clothing! This may sound a tad odd but when i found your blog i knew i'd seen you somewhere before. i live in Canterbury too and spend half my time in topshop! ha

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  35. Sucha good idea. Asos are selling a leather peter pan collar for £15!

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  36. this was very hopeful, ought to try it once i get some fabric!
    thanks!
    Krissy xoxo

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  37. love this gem - its seems stupidly simple now . i cant belive i havnt thought of it before !
    def be trying !

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  38. This is so awesome! I'm going to pop into the haberdashers when I'm in town in the morning to pick up some lace trim & try this out :)) x

    sarahmaria21@blogspot.co.uk

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  39. this is great! I do love your blog inspring one. we should follow eachother.

    stcymargaret.blogspot.com

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  40. Hey, I am a new blogger/follower and was really inspired by this post! I even posted a response post on my blog on how I customised a dress using this idea, so I'll link it below if you fancy checking it out :)
    Thanks xoxo

    http://rose-beau.blogspot.com/2011/03/dress-makeover.html

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  41. Luv this !! :)
    Stephanie


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  42. tip to create a peter pan collar that doesn't require technical skill or money! ... petershirt.blogspot.com

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