How to Wear The Detachable Collar

design, life

I make and sell a lot of these detachable collars at Cut and Sewn.

detachable collar

Here is one all wrapped up and ready to ship to a lucky buyer in California.

At my shows I hear a lot of people admiring them but asking  “How do I wear this?”

Here is my advise:

  • Don’t over think it, just throw it on, treat it like any necklace or scarf.
  •   These look great over a collarless shirt, with a cardigan, over a dress, or with a tank top.
  • Consider adding  a couple of necklaces to dangle out from underneath.
  • Don’t get bogged down thinking that it needs to match what your wearing.

The Man Repeller is an avid wearer of the detachable collar, here a just a few of her many takes on the situation:

And Tavi over at Rookie is huge fan of collecting and wearing collars of all shapes and sizes, they recently did an article on making your own.

Is this a detachable collar at Marni? I can’t tell, but then that’s kinda the point right?

Image from style.com

So, have no fear of the mysterious detachable collar, it’s perfectly harmless, you can do no wrong. Go for it.

And if you’re really inspired you can make your very own collars with this pattern Make Your Own Detachable Collars.

what did you do today?

design, process, sewing

I found some new fabrics to turn into neckerchiefs and collars.

After the neckerchiefs are cut out they need to be tea stained by soaking in coffee.

Three new collars are cut out and ready to be sewn.  I like to make several at once.

The main sewing is done, collar is attached to stand and the opening at the bottom edge needs to be closed.

Time to pick out a vintage button and sew the button hole.

Lots of pretty finished collars.