November 27, 2009

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")


This is how your collar and cuffs should look before adding the ruffles:


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!


Ta-da!


Then I had fun with my husband and daughter doing an impromptu photo shoot!
(Thanks husband!)






It was fun to dress up, but I think I'll probably be wearing these a little more like this:


Tucked under a crew neck sweater, it kind of looks like layered shirts! (without the bulk!)


75 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving! I adore those cuffs! What type of camera do you have?

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  2. You look beautiful! I love playing dress up. :) Thanks for the great tutorials.

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  3. Yet another great remake! Love it, Disney!

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  4. That is such a cute idea! I love your blog you alway's have such inspiring ideas!

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  5. 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.

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  6. Is that a pettiskirt for a wedding dress? Fantastic!

    You are so original and clever!!

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  7. you are so amazingly creative and stylish!!!

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  8. 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!

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  9. You stole my Chanel kick!! =)

    And my outfits! Please put them back in my closet by Sunday! ;)

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  10. these are really amazing - thanks for sharing!!

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  11. OK, so, I know we just met, or well, I just found your blog but can we be best friends? Please? ;D

    LOVE the collar and the cuffs. You're very talented and thank you for the tutorial!

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  12. Hehe! Sorry Riss, I didn't know you were planning on wearing my wedding slip to church on Sunday! :o)

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  13. Oh, the photos are just amazingly beautiful! Great job!

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  14. wonderful idea!! thanks for some inspiration...

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  15. When will I ever learn to BREATHE when I look at your blog?

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  16. Oooh these are lovely! I really like the idea of them poking out from under a jumper.

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  17. This is so beautiful. I love it. Also... thanks for the sidebar shout out!

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  18. oh my! how fun is that. i love your inspiration.

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  19. So fun to play grown up dress up!! Adorable!

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  20. Oh. Em. GEE. I love this so much, I can't even tell you.

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  21. The picture of you holding your daughter was so sweet! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. AMAZING. I love it! I love seeing all of your transformations!

    XOOX
    Jen

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  23. 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 ♥

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  24. Super cute! I really adore the skirt you are wearing in the photo's. Where on earth did you get it!

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  25. You are gorgeous. I love every bit of it!

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  26. Very, very pretty. Karl would be proud! :)

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  27. So beautiful! I especially love how it looks with the sweater. It adds that undershirt look without the bulk for sure!

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  28. I love your blog... you are so brilliant all your ideas are fabulous, i also love....ruffles!
    erika

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  29. Disney, I love your blog! Thank you so much for great inspiration!

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  30. gorgeous! I'm featuring this one too at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com I think I should have a index just for your projects!

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  31. I LOVE this! Gorgeous pic too! Can't wait to try.

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  32. I love these!!! Thanks for being a great inspiration...I ♥ your blog! Thanks for the tutorials! ♥♥♥♥

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  33. 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!

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  34. 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!
    Passing the Kreativ Blogger Award on to you! Check my blog for the image and rules

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  35. 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!!

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  36. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing. Amazing what a couple of well-placed ruffles will do to an outfit.

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  37. Simply beautiful. Filed this one at thecraftersfilebox.com. Thanks so much for sharing! You simply are the repurpose queen!

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  38. 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~

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  39. Fabulous as always!! I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-ruffle-cuffs/2009/11/29/

    --Anne

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  40. U
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  41. Gorgeous! What a very cool idea!

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  42. These are so fabulous, and I love your shoot, how fun. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

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  43. I just linked this to my site, very cute! I love the pictures!

    peapodcreation.blogspot.com

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  44. Wow! Great tutorial but those photos at the end made my mouth drop! Beautiful!

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  45. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea!!! I need to make these today! thank you for the inspiration!!!

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  46. 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!

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  47. Love and Love the photos! Wish we were neighbors ;)

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  48. woie! What a simpple idea for a great result... will keep this in mind!!!!! thanx for the beautiful pictures you shared!

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  49. Look very nice...

    Thats very crazy idea...


    Happy Thangsgiving...

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  50. Fabulous!. I am getting all kinds of inspiration. SO glad I found you today!

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  51. I love that Chanel ad, too - the collar only (hate the purses.)

    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  52. over the top too coooool!!

    great photo shoot
    fun style

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  53. 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!

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  54. These are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for the tutorial! I love the photos as well!

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  55. 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!

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  56. wow, they and you look fabulous!! i <3 coco,too.

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  57. oh my!!!

    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. ;)

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  58. Be sure to go over to my blog because you have been featured.

    Cheri

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  59. 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.

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  60. The cuffs would be great adapted to hold bouquets for weddings!

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  61. I finally got around to making my collar and cuffs! I adore them, they were so much fun to wear! Check me out!
    http://songberries.blogspot.com/2010/03/pioneer-womans-macaroni-and-cheese.html

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  62. 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.
    Isthar

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  63. Thank you so much for this tutorial...I love Coco like you!!

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  64. Please! What kind of skirt did you wear?

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