Since I looked through all the clothes I own, and after realised how many of them I never wear, I decided to see which ones I could make into garments I would wear.
A few years ago, I bought 3 tops – I think from New Look – in blue, green and cream and at the time I liked them, but I’d gone off them recently, mostly because they were too tight on my neck and felt a bit strangle-y! Here they are before:
They all look like this on the back. The blue and cream ones were a little big (the green one is a size smaller).
The first thing I did was to unpick the collar from them all:
(I won’t post 3 identical photos of the collars off!)
I decided to just hem the neckline of the cream one. But for the green and blue ones I decided to make little peter pan collars for them – the blue one from its own collar and the green one from the cream collar, for a contrast.
I used the collar from my refashioned dress as a pattern. I had to sew the collars down all the way around as they kept rolling up. The only other change I made was to take in the cream one by about an inch – the blue one turned out to not be as big in the end. I’m pretty pleased with all of the results as I now have 3 tops I can wear!
The back of the cream one – I sewed one of the buttons and button loops from the original collar back on as a fastening.
Close up of the neck hem – you can just about make out the interesting stitch I used on my sewing machine!
And a close-up of the collar:
I think the green one is my favourite:
I thought I would share this goofy photo to finish…..
Very cute! I am not a huge fan of turtlenecks, so I would’ve done the same thing!
Thanks! They felt like they were strangling me all the time. Vastly improved now 🙂
Looks great 😀
Just letting you know that I’ve nominated you for a versatile blogger award.
You can see the nomination post here: http://kowareta.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/ooooo-i-gots-a-shiney/
And information about the award here: http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/vba-rules/
Aw, thanks for nominating me for the versatile blogger award! It’s nice to know someone out there is reading my blog! I’ll do my post in the next couple of days…..now I just need to think of some interesting things about me….hmmmm…..
I’ve been refashioning a lot of my collars lately. I just can’t stand thing on my neck anymore,
I felt exactly the same about these tops. Plus changing the collar is a really easy way to turn something you don’t like into something you could wear!
Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂
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