Before I even got started with my navy Megan Dress from the book Love at First Stitch by Tilly & the Buttons I already had a plan to add a Peter Pan collar to this dress.
This Megan dress isn’t the first Peter Pan collar I drafted. In fact, I actually drafted my own Peter Pan collar earlier this year with my Red Hearts dress for Handmade Summer Dress.
This dress was a UFO project that I cut out a two years ago using Simplicity 1419.
However, when I went to finish the project I couldn’t find the pattern and discovered that the collar piece had never been cut out.
So, I was left with only one option, draft my own peter pan collar. To my surprise it was it turned out pretty good.
The only issue I ran into was that I forgot to add seam allowance to the collar pattern piece along the other side.
While it came out okay, it was slightly smaller than I had originally drafted the collar.
Peter Pan Collar
Since making the collar for the Red Hearts dress I figured that drafting a Peter Pan collar for the Megan dress would be even easier.
This time I made sure to include seam allowance and double checked my pattern piece on the dress, even before cutting out the collar fabric.
Overall I’m super happy with how the collar came out.
The technique used to draft the collar on the Megan dress is one that can be used for any dress or top.
I’d love to hear in the comments below if you have any tips for drafting a collar.