Drafting Peter Pan Collar

It has been a while since my last post, however I have a good excuse for it.

I had been studying very hard for my next exam in the past few weeks and sadly had no spare time to do much sewing, let alone writing something on the subject. All I have to do now, is wait 6 weeks for the results… what better to do it the meantime, then sew, sew, sew 🙂

Today’s tutorial will show you how to draft a simple Peter Pan collar on any shirt/blouse pattern you may already have. It is super simple to do and it gives you the option to customize the garment.

Peter Pan Collar

 First, take your front and back bodice pieces and mark your seam allowance on the shoulder seam.

Second, draw a desired collar shape on the front piece. You can decide the width and the shape of the collar. I decided that my collar will be 5 cm in width and have a nice smooth curve.

TIP: Regardless if your shirt has a front opening, such a button placket or not, ensure that the collar’s curve starts at the center front. This will stop from collar overlapping at the front….unless it is a part of your design.

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Continue drawing the shape of the collar onto the back piece.

Next, mark a line around 1 cm below the seam line. This will stop the collar to lay completely flat and adds some dimension.20180610_124335.jpg

Now you can “join” the shoulder seam adjusting the angle with that 1cm difference you marked in the previous step.20180610_124440.jpg

All you have to do now, is to copy your newly drafted Peter Pan Collar onto a clean sheet of paper. Remember to add a seam allowance to the outer edge and any necessary markings. 20180610_125401

This is it! Told you it was easy!

~Are you fan of a Peter Pan collar, or prefer different style?~

Monika xxx