Peter Pan collars are all around the High Street these days.
I’m drawn to them like a moth to a flame. I can’t put my finger on exactely why I like them, but I really, really do. They’re so sweet and girly without being pink or frilly.
A Peter Pan collar is a flat, round-cornered clothing collar. It is named after the collar of the costume worn in 1905 by actress Maude Adams in her role as Peter Pan. Since then, it has become a women’s fashion item several times, and is particularly associated with little girls’ dresses.
The collars seem to add that something extra to any top. The thing is, Peter Pan collars may go out of fashion again….
Luckily for me, there are wonderfully crafty people like Keysha from LaineDesign who writes crochet patterns for removable Peter Pan Collars! Genius!!!!
I bought Keysha’s pattern on Etsy for $5 and hooked the collar over the weekend while the Whispers Cardigan was drying out on the blocking board. I used DK Stylecraft Cotton Classique and a 4mm crochet hook. It was super quick and easy to do.
I really love how it turned out.
Only problem is, I don’t have many crew neck tops to wear it with.
I’ll just have to rectify that this weekend: S H O P P I N G S P R E E!
It looks greatr. Never been drawn to them myself but you may just have persuaded me otherwise!
Your collar is absolutely gorgeous. Will you be making them for your shop. I’d like one please.
Ps. Do you remember the crochet cushion in Mollie Makes can you make me one and if so can you email me a price.
PPs. Have a good day
Beautiful work, and it really suits you too! I may have to invest and see what it does for me 😉
Mind and share pics of any beauties you pick up at the weekend 😉
Many thanks for the feature Natasja! Your collar turned out beautifully. True, it may go out of fashion again, but give it a decade.. It will come back. 🙂
Edna Botha said:
You are right. It seems to add a chick element to something that would otherwise just be unnoticed. Well done on a very clever idea and looking Chanel. 😉
My collar arrived today Natasja 🙂 Thank you very much it is completely gorgeous. You are sUch a neat worker 🙂 I will be putting a picture on my Flickr page later and onto facebook too 🙂
I have cut your logo off the address label to keep and use for an ATC at some point – is that ok?
I’m so glad you like the collar Mo and by all means use the logo for an ATC. I’d love to see you wearing the collar. I still haven’t worn mine because I still havent’ been to the shops to buy crewneck t-shirts. Will HAVE to rectify that soon!
You probably won’t see me wearing it as I ‘don’t do’ photo’s 😉 unless I manage to capture one similar to my scarf one on flickr which just shows the neck area. I’ll see 😉
You really mUst go shopping, it’s your right you know! hehe 😉