I know you’re probably looking at this and thinking “Hello, it’s 90 degrees outside!” But, I promise, fall is just around the corner! I love collars way more than scarves. I think they are so cute and are more of a part of an outfit than a removeable accessory. Like, a scarf I might take off when I get inside a building, but I like to leave collars on. Like a huge necklace. So here’s something for your fall wardrobe: the pleated collar.
This silk is pretty special. I got it at Mood in New York. Like, the most famous fabric store, ever. Which makes it the kind of fabric I take 2.75 years to actually put to use. I’m feeling this color this fall, so it is about time. Silk is perfect for the winter, since it gets warm!
a piece of silk, measuring 58″ by 24″
a big ole button
a little piece of elastic, about 2″ long.
a sharp needle is helpful, too.
You don’t HAVE to use silk! Really, anything will work, but you’ll get a different result. Silk is a kinda crispy so it sticks up a little.
To start, sew your piece of fabric in half longways down all three sides, leaving a 4″ hold to turn.
Hey, Kate! I LOVE your blog and am soooo glad I found it! You have inspired me to start sewing again….on my own. :S I’m not a COMPLETE dunce @ sewing, but pretty close! I started with your ruffled hoodie. You can see my version here:
Thanks for doing what you do, Kate. You inspire me all the time. I love this ruffled collar and as I get more advanced, I hope to make one too. :)
Kara @ Mine for the Making
This is gorgeous! I love the fabric and the color choice. Very stylish :)
I would like to invite you over to link this up to my new diy fashion linky party called DIY Diva Thursdays. This pleated silk collar would be the perfect project to link up! Hope to see you over :)
Gorgeous!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up to my turquoise lovin’ party going on right now!! ;) http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/