peter pan collar

A Harvest Picnic

Though fall is just around the corner, I’ve been prepping for a month! Maybe, it’s because San Francisco tends to be a bit on the chilly side, so sweaters through summer are a must.  I am completely in love with this J. Crew Peter Pan Collar Sweater! It’s so simple! Also I can’t get past these Madewell Archive Boots. I keep coming back to them! This entire outfit makes me want to take a bunch of cozy blankets into Golden Gate Park and picnic with  warm soup in a thermos.

Clockwise from top left:

Herschel Supply Little America Backpack/ Hollister Super Skinny Jean/ J. Crew Peter Pan Collar Sweater/ Madewell Archive Boots/ The Great Gatsby/ Obey Stone Rose Ring/ Pumpkin Spice Latte :)/ 80′s Purple Rounded Cat Eye Sunglasses

Restyled Vintage Dress

I went thrifting on Tuesday and found this amazing dress, but knew, right off the bat, I was going to rip it apart. Luckily, I didn’t have to do a complete overhaul but I wanted to try something different. I haven’t really hopped on board with the peter pan collar trend yet, but I think it’s what this dress needed.

First thing I did was get rid of the skirt portion using a seam ripper, then scissors. After that I removed the collar and sleeves. I then cut a lower neckline and larger arm holes. I put the dress on and marked where I needed to cut with straight pins and then cut accordingly. Then I sewed the hems I took out before back up and the arm holes, leaving the just the collar.

The came the peter pan collar. I wasn’t quite sure how to do this so I followed a tutorial by Leafy Treetop Spot. It worked great! BUT the fabric I chose, looked horrible when I had everything together, and I didn’t have any white fabric laying around the house. So, I removed the lining from the skirt portion and created a new peter pan collar with that. Janky? Yes, but I love how it turned out.

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