Fashion designers worldwide have changed the status of a regular collar and made it one of the hottest accessories for Fall/Winter 2011/12! My favourite is the gorgeous crisp white peter pan collars that made an appearance in the Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2011 Collection – it’s striking and very chic indeed!
Trend Spotting: Some of my favourite starlets have also adopted this look. Freida Pinto dazzles in Louis Vuitton and Brooklyn Decker looks effortlessly chic in Alexander Wang and take note of those Valentino T-Strap Pumps! Adore!
The lovely Erica Chan from HONESTLY…WTF was kind enough to share her Peter Pan Collar DIY project with us! She is a DIY genius and makes all her projects look so simple and amazing! “DIYing Peter Pan collars was an absolute no-brainer. Crisp, feminine, and perfect for fall, who would have thought Neverland could look so chic?”, Erica Chan.
DIY Peter Pan Collar Instructions:
2 scalloped edged collar pieces cut from white felt or rubber flannel (pattern downloadable here)
a single hole punch or leather rotary hole punch
1 yard of white ribbon
a needle and thread
hot glue gun
Using the pattern template, cut out the two collar pieces. Create small holes between each scallop, using the hole punch.
Overlap the two wider end pieces and push a button through the last two aligning holes. Sew the button in place from the backside.
Cut the ribbon into two half-yard lengths. Thread the ribbon through the last hole on the tapered end, place a drop of glue at the tip, and fold it closed.
Wrap the collar around your neck and tie it into a bow.
Here you have your Louis Vuitton inspired peter pan collar!
Remember to visit HONESTLY…WTF to have a look at Erica and Lauren’s amazing DIY projects. One of my favourite blog! Go say hello… ♥♥♥
Photo credits: Style.com
DIY Project Quotes and Images used with the permission of Erica: HONESTLY…WTF