June 03, 2015

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How to Make (and add) a Basic Collar

This week, I show you how to spruce up a tee by adding a basic, Peter-Pan style collar. I'm going to use the Liberty Jane Trendy Tee pattern (download it for FREE here!) but you could easily adapt this technique for use on any garment with a round neckline. Tanks, dresses, jumpers...the options are endless :)

GIVEAWAY UPDATE: We have a winner! It's Susan, who said, "I love Tink! When we went to Disney, we met Tink and all her other fairy friends." How fun, Susan! Tink is pretty awesome :) We'll be in touch via email soon. Thanks everybody for entering!

Grab your pattern pieces and some blank paper. The first step is just to trace around the top part of your front bodice piece.

Next, mark off the seam allowance along the shoulder and necklines. (This is usually 1/4" - but it should be marked on your pattern. Basically, this second line marks whre you are going to eventually sew.)

Draw a nice collar shape from the front neckline, up to the shoulder. 

Add seam allowance to the collar design line. (Which just means, draw another line 1/4" outside the one you just drew.)

Cut out your collar pieces! You'll need four in all. (Also, I like to label my pattern pieces once I'm all done, just for easy reference.) 

Don't forget to cut out the rest of the pieces you'll need for the project....

Start sewing your tee together, but stop right after you finish the neckline.

Now, put your collar together!

Sew two collar pieces together along the long, curved edge, and then pivot to sew up the shoulder edge. (Be sure you have them right sides together.) You should have two little collars. 

Clip the corners and curves, and turn them right side out. Give both new little collars a good press.

Press under 1/4" along the neckline edge of both pieces. 

Next, carefully pin the collars to the tee. Use the foldline you just pressed, as a guide to lining the collars up. Sew the collars down. I did two passes -- one with a straight stitch, the other with a zig-zag (to catch the raw edges of the collar on the inside). Both lines of stitching should hide under the collars, when you fold them down.

(Here's a back view of the zig-zagging so you can see what I'm talking about....)

Then, finish putting the tee together.

Congratulations! You've just made a little Peter Pan collar!

Thanks everybody, and have fun with this!

For Pixie Faire,

Melinda

 


100 Comments

Ashley
Ashley

March 04, 2016

My favorite character from peter pan is Mr. Smee. He was like Hook’s nanny, but also very polite and completely oblivious.

alexis
alexis

June 08, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is Tinker belle. And she is my favorite character because she is adventures and fierce and that’s how I kinda am. Also it would mean a lot to me because one of my dolls would really like it and she would look good in it.

Susan M
Susan M

June 08, 2015

I have to copy that hairstyle! Too cute! Very Wendy-ish.

Ashley A.
Ashley A.

June 07, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is….Wendy. To this day, when I read Peter and Wendy, and I get to the end when Wendy tells Peter she forgot how to fly, I still tear up even though I’ve read that book several times. Some stories are just classic.

abby
abby

June 07, 2015

My favorite character in peterpan is tinckerbell.?

Lizzy
Lizzy

June 06, 2015

My favorite character is Nana the dog, or maybe Wendy… thank you so much for this giveaway!

Ellie
Ellie

June 06, 2015

My favourite character is nana the dog because she always was so enthusiastic on the other hand my mums favourite character is tinkerbelle. I would love to have this shirt for my doll she would wear it all the time.

Gail
Gail

June 05, 2015

Definitely, My favorite Peter Pan character is Tinkerbell! Thanks for the chance to win this great prize!

Carol
Carol

June 05, 2015

Cute! I see endless possibilities!

judith martinez
judith martinez

June 05, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is Wendy.

Shirley Johnson
Shirley Johnson

June 05, 2015

Peter Pan! He could fly! My favorite dreams are when I’m flying. What a free and wonderful feeling.

Sharon H
Sharon H

June 05, 2015

Tinkerbell. I’ve loved her since the movie came out…the first time. I’m not sure I saw the movie, but she was on the opening of the Wonderful World of Disney every week. And either I had a comic book made of stills of the movie, or my brother had a Golden Book of the movie.

Irene
Irene

June 05, 2015

I would have to say it was Peter Pan himself. He never wanted to grow up, never wanted his childhood to end. I’m sorta like him, I embrass the child in me quite often even though I am a grandma.

Toni
Toni

June 05, 2015

My favorite character is TinkerBell because she has the fairy dust that lets you fly!

Emmy
Emmy

June 05, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is Tinkerbell because of how cute and sassy she is! When I was little, the only thing I wanted to be when I grew up was a fairy like Tink! ;)

susan hicks
susan hicks

June 05, 2015

I love Tink! When we went to Disney, we met Tink and all her other fairy friends. The magic dust she spreads reminds me of old shows like -I dream of Jeanie and Bewitched. When tv was fun and enjoyable. The innocence of Tink reminds me of how life for our children should be, not having to worry about all what the world is today!

Tracy
Tracy

June 05, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is Capt. Hook, because you sure have me hooked on your Pixie Faire’s online 18" doll patterns for my American Girl Doll. You guys are Awesome!!!

Laura
Laura

June 05, 2015

Tinkerbell – because I love her small size!

dorrie
dorrie

June 05, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is Nana. She is dependable and soft & cuddly, just like a Nana should be.

Betty
Betty

June 05, 2015

Tinkerbell

Tonya Adrian-Hill
Tonya Adrian-Hill

June 05, 2015

I have always loved Peter Pan and the fact that my daughter performed in Peter Pan with her ballet/jazz classes made me love it all the more. I can’t pick one favorite character… TinkerBell, tick tock croc,Peter Pan…the list goes on. We own the Disney movies of it, all the TinkerBell movies (have you seen the NeverBeast?) and all the Peter and the Starcatcher books. :) Thank you for such wonderful patterns, tutorials, freebies and give aways.

Kathleen Brulc
Kathleen Brulc

June 05, 2015

Wendy – She is a brave and nurturing character. Great tutorial!

Thresea Wright
Thresea Wright

June 05, 2015

Tinkerbell

Mary Margaret Petty
Mary Margaret Petty

June 05, 2015

My favourite character in Peter Pan is (was) Tinker Bell….I know she was a stinker lol, but it was cool to see how she could get around so quickly flying and the lights and glittery stuff that followed her around. Guess Tinker Bell had the corner on “bling” back then :o)

Thanks for having this Fun quiz and also for the Gladiator sandals. What a great Friday Freebie! :o) Mary Margaret

Mary Stewart
Mary Stewart

June 05, 2015

I like Tinkerbell because her love for Peter overruled her angry with him and she came through of him in the end!

Mary Stewart
Mary Stewart

June 05, 2015

I like Tinkerbell because her love for Peter overruled her angry with him and she came through of him in the end!

Pamela Hess
Pamela Hess

June 05, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pam is Captain Hook!

Karen Miller
Karen Miller

June 05, 2015

My Peter Pan favorite character is Wendy. Big sisters are the best!

Sherry
Sherry

June 05, 2015

I love how detailed the instructions are — thank you so much!!

jane koob
jane koob

June 05, 2015

My favorite charactor in Peter Pan is Tinkerbell. She is just so tiny and cute.

Eden
Eden

June 05, 2015

As a sister to five brothers, I always liked John!

Larissa
Larissa

June 05, 2015

My favorite character is the the crocodile.

Norma
Norma

June 05, 2015

My favorite character is Silvermist! First of all I love all of the fairies, but Silvermist always looks on the positive side…we should learn from her!

Lilli
Lilli

June 05, 2015

My favorite characters are the Mermaids! Because who doesn’t believe in mermaids??

Melinda
Melinda

June 05, 2015

My granddaughter thanks you for helping give me the ability to make her AG Molly lots of clothes!

Kaitlyn Nicole
Kaitlyn Nicole

June 05, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is Tinkerbell! :)

Mary Anne
Mary Anne

June 05, 2015

I’m always excited for your next tutorial. I sew and knit many doll clothes for my granddaughter. You instructions are easy to follow and I love all the pictures. I’ve bookmarked tons of your videos and return to them every time I sit down to sew. Thank you.

Mary
Mary

June 05, 2015

My favorite character is Tinkerbelle because my granddaughter loves her so much – she dresses in her Tinkerbelle costume everytime she is here.

LeAnn
LeAnn

June 05, 2015

My favorite character is Tinkerbelle because she gave us something to believe in.

Leah M.
Leah M.

June 05, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is Nana!

Danielle
Danielle

June 05, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is Tinker Bell. Thanks for another awesome tutorial!

Sylvia
Sylvia

June 05, 2015

My favorite character is Nana because I am a Nana now. She’s smart and a devoted nurse to the Darling children, just like us grandmas! I have a lot of empathy for Nana. :)

Lori Morton
Lori Morton

June 05, 2015

Looove the shirt & collar is so cool! My fave Character HAS to be Peter Pan! (My “Motto” is I “I have Peter Pan Syndrome ..ain’t never gonna grow up!” giggle)

Donna
Donna

June 05, 2015

My favourite character is Tinker Bell.

Mrs. T
Mrs. T

June 05, 2015

Very, very cute! I have always liked Peter Pan collars. My favorite character in the story of Peter Pan is Wendy.

Kathy Osterby
Kathy Osterby

June 05, 2015

I vote for the Croc because no matter how hard he trys he can’t catch Capt. Hook to get the rest of him.

Faye
Faye

June 05, 2015

Tinkerbell

Swiftmints
Swiftmints

June 05, 2015

My favorite character from Peter Pan is Tinkerbell! :)

Hannah
Hannah

June 05, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is Michael.

A. Zamudio
A. Zamudio

June 05, 2015

My favorite character is Captain Hook. If played well, he can be the best comedy in the whole show.

Love the collar – you make it look so easy!

Barbara
Barbara

June 05, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is Wendy.

Julieta Flores
Julieta Flores

June 05, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is Wendy.

Tamara sakal
Tamara sakal

June 05, 2015

Tinkerbell

Susan Piefer
Susan Piefer

June 05, 2015

Wendy

Diane white
Diane white

June 05, 2015

Tinker bell

Emma
Emma

June 05, 2015

My favorite character from Petter pan is definitely tinkerbell she has a attiude and i love it cause shes like me and my second fav is definitely the lost boys cause we just got make her believe that im gonna win jk thanks liberty jane and cinnamon for these and thank you for the frebbie friday today [ps pick me it would mean a whole lot I have been getting patterns and following you youtube and pixie faire for 2 years and it would mean the world to me if i won thanks libetry jane :)

Amanda Graham
Amanda Graham

June 05, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is Wendy Mira Angela Darling.

hannah F.
hannah F.

June 05, 2015

THE CROCODILE!

janet S
janet S

June 05, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is Wendy. Going through a transition in life in any form is difficult and she had the best way of handling it!

Mary
Mary

June 05, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is Peter Pan…my late employer, a clinical psychologist, said we should always retain a bit of our childlikeness…especially now that we find ourselves in such a troubled world…and in our dreams we are reminded that all will be okay.

rena
rena

June 05, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is…all of them!!!
That’s what is so great about stories and movies like Peter Pan. You get to love all the characters (except maybe Capt. Hook!) because they all add something to the story.
(Although, I do love Tink!)

Kathy O in GA
Kathy O in GA

June 05, 2015

Wendy is my favorite, her character grows and develops so well. Thank you for the great tutorial, and the free Friday pattern!

Sandra
Sandra

June 05, 2015

My all time favourite is Tinkerbell, but I like the mermaids too.

Nancy B
Nancy B

June 05, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is Tinkerbell! You can’t get any cuter than that.

Marcia W
Marcia W

June 05, 2015

My favorite character is the crocodile. Even villains are afraid of something!

Cheiry
Cheiry

June 05, 2015

My favorite character is Tinkerbell. She’s cute, adorable, spunky and full of spirit. She is her own woman (fairy) and she doesn’t take guff from anyone, not even Peter, who she adores.

Karen Carroll
Karen Carroll

June 05, 2015

Thank you so much for your wonderful tutorials!

Wendy
Wendy

June 05, 2015

Why Wendy, of course!

Pam K
Pam K

June 05, 2015

Gotta be Captain Hook! He is so scary but fun!!

Christina
Christina

June 05, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is Captain Hook – his character is just so interesting! Thanks for the giveaway!

Linda K.
Linda K.

June 05, 2015

My favorite character is Wendy. I’m looking forward to trying out the pattern for this adorable collar. Wonder how it would look on one of mine….!!

Linda M
Linda M

June 05, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is Wendy.

Mary
Mary

June 05, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is Peter, a dynamic leader who maintained his youthfulness. He never wanted to grow up, he’s like my retired self full of vim and vigor. maintaining that wonderful child inside.

Morixi
Morixi

June 05, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is tinkerbell because she is so cute!

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

June 05, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is Wendy! Thanks for the tut and a chance to win!

Clarissa
Clarissa

June 05, 2015

I guess I’m the odd man out. I always liked Tiger Lily!

Jenny A
Jenny A

June 05, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is Peter Pan, of course!

Lara
Lara

June 05, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is Wendy, somehow shes seems to get the raw end of the deal.

Hope Harman-Potteiger
Hope Harman-Potteiger

June 05, 2015

“My favorite character in Peter Pan is…” Tinkerbell! I love her attitude and she is everything in the movie. :)

<3Hope

Gail
Gail

June 05, 2015

My daughter and I read the book at the end of school this year. I like Wendy since she changes and grows throughout the story.

Bethany
Bethany

June 05, 2015

I pinned this.

Bethany
Bethany

June 05, 2015

My fave is Tinker Bell. She’s so spunky and cute. I love her!

Bea
Bea

June 05, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is Tinkerbell!!!

Thelma
Thelma

June 05, 2015

My favorite character is Tinkerbell. I always wanted to be Tinkerbell when I was a little girl and thought it would be fun to fly and be a fairy. Then when I grew up I saw the true Tinkerbell.

JudyH
JudyH

June 05, 2015

My favorite character is Smee. I like his bumbling ways.

Deb Haeder
Deb Haeder

June 05, 2015

Tinker Bell! My Shichon puppy was given name of Tink by the breeder. My granddaughters wouldn’t let me change her name.

Mary002
Mary002

June 05, 2015

I love Wendy. As a child I always imagined myself in her place. Tinkerbell is also such a cute little sprite.

Connie
Connie

June 05, 2015

Peter Pan is the star !⭐️

Dottie
Dottie

June 05, 2015

My favorite character is the whole crew!! I love peter pan the whole story and every one that goes with them!!
thanks for all the great patterns!! I love them all and just don’t have enough time to sew them all!!

Dawn
Dawn

June 05, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is Tinker Bell.

Trudy Gruenhagen
Trudy Gruenhagen

June 05, 2015

My favorite character is Nana the dog who is sweet and loving. Tink could be a little snarky at times!

Snowflake
Snowflake

June 05, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is Wendy. She starts out never wanting to grow up and eventually goes back home. In Neverland bringing home some company of the Lost Boys(as said in the book). Also Wendy is very loving and mother-like who loves taking care of the Lost Boys, her little brothers, and Peter Pan, along with Tinkerbell but kind of has some dislike for her

Virginia Aitken
Virginia Aitken

June 05, 2015

I’m not a very good sewer ,I knit alot of doll clothes ,but this pattern looks pretty easy .

diane o.
diane o.

June 05, 2015

tinkerbell of course! How could anyone not love Tinkerbell.

milyna
milyna

June 05, 2015

My favorite character is…..Peter pan, Because he is very funny, and childish. :)

Diane F
Diane F

June 05, 2015

Adorable! Favorite is Wendy.

Renee Sandoval
Renee Sandoval

June 05, 2015

Peter Pan

Nancy
Nancy

June 05, 2015

With twin grandsons who are almost 3, of course my favorite character is now the crocodile! Sorry, Tinkerbell. But I’ll always hold onto the memory of when you were the favorite.

PS thank you for the excellent collar pattern!

Carol S
Carol S

June 05, 2015

My favorite character in Peter Pan is Tinker Bell. Thanks for the tutorial and an awesone giveaway!

Marian
Marian

June 05, 2015

My favorite Peter Pan (in fact my favorite Disney) character is as many others, Tinkerbell. As a teenager many of my friends called me TINK because I “flitted around” like her. Now I take that ADHD energy and put it to good use making things for 18 inch dolls.

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