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Detachable collar DIY

Posted by Laila Bowman Oxfam Fashion blogger and charity shopping enthusiast

31st Oct 2012

detachable collar

Collars have been high on the fashion radar for a while now, and by the looks of it they're not going anywhere fast. Gone are the days when a collar simply meant smart work wear; they're now found on party dresses, casual jumpsuits and are even available on their own as a quirky accessory.  A detachable collar is a great way to update an old outfit, and they're quick and easy to make, too! 

What you'll need:
An old shirt (mine was 50p from a charity shop)
Fabric scissors
A length of ribbon around a metre long
A sewing machine/ needle and thread

Firstly, you'll need to cut away the collar from the shirt.

Next, add any embellishments you want to your collar. You could use lace trimming, sequins, beads, studs…the possibilities are endless!

Finally, cut the length of ribbon in half and sew to either side of the collar. This will allow you to fasten the collar around your neck. Alternatively, if your shirt has a top button you can use this or a brooch to fasten in place.

Add over your favourite top, and you've got an instant outfit update!

Blog post written by Laila Bowman

Oxfam Fashion blogger and charity shopping enthusiast

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