Chanel Inspired Ruffle Collar and Cuffs
(showing this here today: )
Pathetic confession of the day:
I've been camping out at Chanel's website lately. Sometimes I even go to the "Coco Cocoon" site and just leave it up in the background so I can listen the song it plays over and over. (Actually....I'm doing that right now......)
Anyway. I fell in love with these little ruffle cuffs and collar (some things that, oddly enough, have been on my "ideas" list for some time now!), and I made some of my very own!
I love the full, ruffly collar bit, but honestly, I have no idea where I'd wear that kind of thing,! So I made an understated version, using this shirt of my husband's that doesn't fit anymore.
I off the cuffs and collar band, leaving about 1/4" of shirt fabric on the edges, when I could....
Tried on the collar band, and pinned the back where I wanted to sew it, in order to make it small enough for my neck. And I did the same for the cuffs. (you want it to be a little looser than how you would normally wear it, to make room for the seams you will make)
Then sewed them, right sides facing each other, where they were pinned.
Then I cut a strip of fabric from the shirt for each side of my collar and cuffs that were twice the length, and about 3" wide. (4 strips for my cuffs at 22x3", and two for the collar at 28x3")
Then I ironed my ruffle pieces in half, width-wise....
Sewed a gathering stitch down the non-folded side, and gathered them...
Then I pinned them to the right sides of the cuffs/collar, and sewed them on with a strait stitch!
Happy Thanksgiving! I adore those cuffs! What type of camera do you have?ReplyDelete
You look beautiful! I love playing dress up. :) Thanks for the great tutorials.ReplyDelete
Yet another great remake! Love it, Disney!ReplyDelete
That is such a cute idea! I love your blog you alway's have such inspiring ideas!ReplyDelete
It's all beautiful: the skirt, the photography, you, the clarity of the tutorial, how naturally happy you appear with your family as you make taking a few pictures into a fun photo shoot... Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Is that a pettiskirt for a wedding dress? Fantastic!ReplyDelete
You are so original and clever!!
you are so amazingly creative and stylish!!!ReplyDelete
I absolutely love these! I need to stop reading your blog, because I already have a hundred ideas of things to make, then I see your stuff and have to try it first!ReplyDelete
You stole my Chanel kick!! =)ReplyDelete
And my outfits! Please put them back in my closet by Sunday! ;)
these are really amazing - thanks for sharing!!ReplyDelete
OK, so, I know we just met, or well, I just found your blog but can we be best friends? Please? ;DReplyDelete
LOVE the collar and the cuffs. You're very talented and thank you for the tutorial!
Hehe! Sorry Riss, I didn't know you were planning on wearing my wedding slip to church on Sunday! :o)ReplyDelete
Oh, the photos are just amazingly beautiful! Great job!ReplyDelete
wonderful idea!! thanks for some inspiration...ReplyDelete
When will I ever learn to BREATHE when I look at your blog?ReplyDelete
Oooh these are lovely! I really like the idea of them poking out from under a jumper.ReplyDelete
This is so beautiful. I love it. Also... thanks for the sidebar shout out!ReplyDelete
oh my! how fun is that. i love your inspiration.ReplyDelete
So fun to play grown up dress up!! Adorable!ReplyDelete
Oh. Em. GEE. I love this so much, I can't even tell you.ReplyDelete
The picture of you holding your daughter was so sweet! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
AMAZING. I love it! I love seeing all of your transformations!ReplyDelete
AWESOME!!! Love them both and am going to look for a men's shrit one of these days. Adore your skirt too :) I have made a white skirt like that with 3 layers of ruffles from a vintage white sheet from my grandparents. I wear it often. Thanks for all your great ideas and tuts ♥ReplyDelete
genius!!! I LOVE it!ReplyDelete
Super cute! I really adore the skirt you are wearing in the photo's. Where on earth did you get it!ReplyDelete
Fabulous, love the idea!ReplyDelete
oh my goodness! so cute!!!ReplyDelete
You are gorgeous. I love every bit of it!ReplyDelete
Very, very pretty. Karl would be proud! :)ReplyDelete
Brilliant. Very classy.ReplyDelete
So beautiful! I especially love how it looks with the sweater. It adds that undershirt look without the bulk for sure!ReplyDelete
One word. Stunning.ReplyDelete
I love your blog... you are so brilliant all your ideas are fabulous, i also love....ruffles!ReplyDelete
Disney, I love your blog! Thank you so much for great inspiration!ReplyDelete
gorgeous! I'm featuring this one too at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com I think I should have a index just for your projects!ReplyDelete
I LOVE this! Gorgeous pic too! Can't wait to try.ReplyDelete
I love these!!! Thanks for being a great inspiration...I ♥ your blog! Thanks for the tutorials! ♥♥♥♥ReplyDelete
It always looks like you and your daughter must have so much fun dressing up and making things. What a wonderful set of memories you're helping her to create!ReplyDelete
Cute, cute, cute! I'm going to try this one this weekend. We just started getting "weather" out here in CA.. and it looks so cute on a sweater!ReplyDelete
Passing the Kreativ Blogger Award on to you! Check my blog for the image and rules
Those are beautiful! I confess when I first began looking at this post, I thought, "Hmm...interesting idea, but probably not something I'd wear..." But the photos of the finished product completely turned me. Brilliant. Thank you for sharing wonderful ideas like this!!ReplyDelete
You are so talented. Thanks for sharing. Amazing what a couple of well-placed ruffles will do to an outfit.ReplyDelete
Simply beautiful. Filed this one at thecraftersfilebox.com. Thanks so much for sharing! You simply are the repurpose queen!ReplyDelete
Disney, you are my most favorite refashioner! Oh My Goodness, I have to stop looking at your blog for at leat 24 hours so I can catch up on all the wonderful things you've inspired me to create! Thank you for this tutorial, and I see you found a hat you wanted! Where did you get it? ~Blessings Galore~ ~Rita~ReplyDelete
Fabulous as always!! I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:ReplyDelete
So chic! bravo :)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! What a very cool idea!ReplyDelete
These are so fabulous, and I love your shoot, how fun. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.ReplyDelete
These are very cute!ReplyDelete
I just linked this to my site, very cute! I love the pictures!ReplyDelete
Wow! Great tutorial but those photos at the end made my mouth drop! Beautiful!ReplyDelete
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea!!! I need to make these today! thank you for the inspiration!!!ReplyDelete
Love this idea--I think I'm going to make an extra set of cuffs and just put a ruffle on the cut end and wear them "upside-down" for that blouse under the sweater look you did--just a smidge less bulk for when you tuck it under the edges of the sleeves!ReplyDelete
Love and Love the photos! Wish we were neighbors ;)ReplyDelete
woie! What a simpple idea for a great result... will keep this in mind!!!!! thanx for the beautiful pictures you shared!ReplyDelete
Look very nice...ReplyDelete
Thats very crazy idea...
Fabulous!. I am getting all kinds of inspiration. SO glad I found you today!ReplyDelete
I love that Chanel ad, too - the collar only (hate the purses.)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the inspiration.
over the top too coooool!!ReplyDelete
great photo shoot
You are amazing and so beautiful. I think I've spent almost 2 hours on your blog today (I just found it) and my list of ideas has grown by leaps and bounds! I hope I can find the time to do them all. I love this impromptu photo shoot and your SKIRT!!! Where did you get it? You are so talented I bet you could make it! If you do, please share!ReplyDelete
These are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for the tutorial! I love the photos as well!ReplyDelete
Simply Stunning! You have such a great talent...your pictures are amazing as well! Happy New Year - Thanks for sharing your fabulous work with us!ReplyDelete
wow, they and you look fabulous!! i <3 coco,too.ReplyDelete
i am a ruffle addict and this is absolutely amazing!!!
i am in love with this! i especially like how you plan to wear them in the 'everyday' sort of picture. super SUPER cute.
please tell me you will be opening up a shop and selling them. ;)
I have to say that I thought I was looking at Chanel while I was viewing your black and white shots. They are quite lovely. Thank you so much for sharing them. Please keep it up.ReplyDelete
The cuffs would be great adapted to hold bouquets for weddings!ReplyDelete
I finally got around to making my collar and cuffs! I adore them, they were so much fun to wear! Check me out!ReplyDelete
It's my first time in your blog. Your idea is fantastic, I like it very much, and I will keep it in my "some day I do it"-book to made it in a future.ReplyDelete
I like that.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for this tutorial...I love Coco like you!!ReplyDelete
Please! What kind of skirt did you wear?ReplyDelete