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.