It’s the perfect way to add a swinging 60s touch to any outfit, without even having to overhaul your wardrobe: put on a crisp little peter pan collar.

The scalopped versions in Louis Vuitton’s F/W 2011 collection have particularly captured many an imagination, so when we spotted a little DIY tutorial over at Honestly… WTF we thought it too good not to bring it to your attention. It’s simple to make and even simpler to wear.

diy peter pan collar

DIY peter pan collar: materials

  • 2 scalloped edged collar pieces cut from white felt or rubber flannel (the Honestly… WTF pattern is available here)
  • a single hole punch or leather rotary hole punch
  • 1 yard of white ribbon
  • a needle and thread
  • hot glue gun
  • button

DIY peter pan collar: how to

Simply cut out the pieces from the pattern and punch a small hole between each scallop using your hole punch.

Thread the button through the two end holds at the wider ends of the pieces (i.e. so the holes at the wider end overlap) and stitch it in place.

Cut the ribbon in half and thread one piece of ribbon through each of the last holes on the smaller end of the collar. Use a dot of glue to fold the ribbon back on itself and hold it in place.

diy removable collar

You can now put on the collar by tying the two pieces of ribbon at the back.

Wear over anything from a shift dress to a casual tee or knit. You could also experiment by making smooth versions (i.e. without the scallops), adding embellishments, or by using a ribbon at the front – tied into a bow – instead of a button.

The images and steps above are all from Honestly… WTF – be sure to head over there for the full post.

louis vuitton fall 2011

For more inspiration from Louis Vuitton’s fall runway, click on the image above.

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