Thursday, 25 August 2011

Chiffon Peter Pan Collar



I made this top years ago, and if I'm being honest, it looks much better left on the hanger! I remember making this, it was the last garment to sew up as part of my final major collection at uni. One day to go before the deadline, and I was still sewing. This top is made of chiffon and it is the worst fabric to work with. As floaty and dreamy it is, I will never ever use it again! If anyone's been on an industrial sewing machine before, they will tell you how fast they go. Add emotional stress and silk chiffon to that mix and you've got a big mess! I was so stressed out at the time, I actually cried whilst I sewed this up - So dangerous! I am lucky I've still got all my fingers! I lived to tell the tale, and I lived to show you this outfit post! :) 

My little sis (she's 13) did my hair here, she's a Youtube fanatic and has learnt lots of new hair styles so I let her experiment on my hair! She's so clever and I like the hair style she's done for me here. I'm not very good with up-do's! She also wanted me to show you all this video she recently found of a baby panda and a momma panda. It's cute and funny. Enjoy!

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69 comments

  1. You look lovely, and she's done your hair really well!

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  2. that shirt is adorable!
    love the look

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  3. Sneezing Baby Panda makes an appearance in Going The Distance lol. Love the video it's very funny. I like the cross ring but it might be a bit over kill for me lol. I only wear three rings - my wedding, my engagement and my haematite thumb ring (which has gained a crack which is really sad)

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  4. That tops really lovely Sarah! The stress of deadlines is horrible, I love all the rings aswell. Your hair looks lovely your sister did a really good job :) I have seen that video before, it's so cute :)

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  5. Love the top, I think it looks great on you! Love your hair as well, your sis is very clever!

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  6. looking lovely gorgeous x

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  7. Your hair looks amazing :) Love that your little sis done it! Can't believe you made the top.. awesome job, even though it stressed you out lol :)

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    x

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  8. I love that you made this years ago... and now this style is all in fashion, I WISH I knew how to make clothes!

    It's lurrrvely!

    Dayner x | mozzypop.com

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  9. love your hair :-) xx

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  10. i love your blog¡¡¡ is very cool kisses from Mexico :)

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  11. your hair is a beautiful colour! your shirt is lovely too, very talented :) x

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  12. You look lovely and I really like your cross ring, I've been trying to find one but so far I've had no luck.

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  13. Love the outfit! Your sister did a good job with your hair & your make-up looks lovely too :) btw congratulations on Look!x

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  14. Your sister has done your hair really well! It looks ace! xx

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  15. wow, this top is so adorable and you did an AWESOME job at sewing it! yessss indeedy chiffon is a pain in the butt to work with but wow, you the craftsmanship is out of this world =) and gosh, youre so cute!

    xx

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  16. You look lovely, you hair is gorgeous
    xx

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  17. The top looks lovely, your sister has done a great job with your up do! x

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  18. That top is so beautiful! I don't see how you can say it would look better on the hanger. Thank you so much for stopping by yesterday by the way, I really appreciated it!

    Pip x

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  19. Love that top!! shame its not available to buy, because i definatley would!!

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    xx

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  20. you made that? it's so lovely and floaty :)
    i took textiles for gcse at school and certainly did not make anything so nice

    Robyn
    littlebirdinatree.blogspot.com -xx-

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  21. Your top is gorgeous, I can't believe you made it!
    I wish I had a little sister to do my hair for me - I'm completely useless at styling my own hair!

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  22. You are so adorable, I love this top! xo

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  23. lovely rings
    thanks for your comment
    x

    www.crystalvisionss.blogspot.com

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  24. Wow, you made that? I actually think it's rather pretty. I love the collar.
    I also really like your red stone ring. So cute!

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  25. Looks lovely! Cute hairstyle too :)

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  26. i love the top, and tell your sister that vid is hilarious i couldn't stop laughing! :)

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  27. This top is amazing, can't believe you made it, its so so cute! I really love your rings too :) xx

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  28. Incredible that you made this top! It looks gorgeous! Man, I couldn't make a rag if I had to... so envious of people who can whip things up from nothing. Love the outfit and your hair does look stunning! Well done to your sister! xx

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  29. Such a gorgeous top, Sarah (: I studied Fashion & Clothing at college for two years where we worked with industrial machines, and I clearly remember using silk chiffon for a top that I "desperately wanted" in my collection, and satin for an evening gown. Such a huge mistake, I was close to tearing my hair out in the final weeks before our end of year catwalk! xx

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  30. Ooh the top is gorgeous Sarah! You're such a talented lil bunny! Loving the hair too, well done sister! x

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  31. he cross ring is amazing! Quite unique i need to get one...NOW haha:-)

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  32. You look so lovely! Can't believe you made that top, it's amazing x

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  33. It looks more than ok from where I'm sitting :) The stress of working with the fabric was worth it - you look great. I love the rings you've selected to go with this piece. Tell your sister your hair looks great in these pictures - the tutorials are definitely paying off :)

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  34. in my opinion, i think that top looks great and your sis did a wonderful job with the hair. cool accessories too.

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  35. You look so pretty, love the peter pan collar!

    Eda ♥

    www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.blogspot.com

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  36. The top looks gorgeous on you,so delicate,so tender,Bet it quite comfortable...Your sister has a good command with the hair,It looks really nice...

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  37. This is a gorgeous shirt!
    I love your rings and nails too, given me the incentive to get up and do my nails!
    x

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  38. Your top is lovely! I love the peter pan collar and bow. I'd love to be able to make clothes! Your hair looks gorge, your sister did a good job :) xx

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  39. Your top is really FAB!
    It looks great on you!! :)


    Love the rest of the outfit too! ^.^


    xoxo
    Antonia

    FASHION IMPERATIVE

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  40. Your top looks really nice and the outfit looks really cute + the rings are the best part of the I ADORE THEM!xx ohh and I'm a youtube fanatic too! (:

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  41. I think the top looks lovely on you :) Also your hair looks great! So Sophisticated xoxo

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  42. I love that you made this shirt - so talented! Also loving your hair like this, so cute of your sis.
    p.s. the post below is maybe the best set of pics I have seen on a blog! x

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  43. I'm loving your hair and I love that cross ring too!

    Jules @ A Bit of Jules

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  44. OMG LOVE IT :-) you look gorgeous. Will definitely follow your blog

    And I'll love if you also have a look on my blog

    xx
    fashionjudy.blogspot.com

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  45. I think it's really great, can't beat a peter pan collar. Have a lovely weekend hun xxxx

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  46. Your hair colour (and style) is absolutely stunning!

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  47. peter pan collar looks really cute on you.
    also love the leopard ring!

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  48. Pretty as always! My hair is similar to that atm lol weird.

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  49. Oooh, I love your blouse and those glasses look soo cute!
    xx

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  50. that top looks great, espec if you made it!
    xxx
    www.alittlebitofroza.blogspot.com

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  51. Chiffon is the worst to sew! But I still really like the collar of your top!

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  52. First of all, thanks for your nice comment on my blog darling !

    Your sister is really "talented" if I might say. Your hair is amazing !

    I wish I were able to sew top like yours, but unfortunately I'm not good at it.

    xoxo

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  53. I can't believe you made that top, it's amazing! So,so cute and I'm in love with your hair BTW the colour is so beautiful I have hair envy :(
    Hope your well kitten xxx

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  54. all is pretty on you !

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  55. I wish I had your sister as a hairdresser!

    Also I would totally pay good money for that top, can't believe you made it yourself. That's some skillz.

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  56. great outfit & love your jewelry!

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  57. love everthing! nice look!
    xx

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  58. your blog is wonderful, love all the fashion inspiration from your looks. so glad you got in the look competion. CONGRATULATIONS <3

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  59. Thanks for your comment, great rings, your hair is so cute :)

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    Please take a minute to look at my trunkshow;

    http://iouproject.com/tsh/jessica-karen/

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  60. Lovely blouse!
    xo
    Alexandra Grecco

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  61. You look so lovely! And I'm in love with you dress : peter pan collar are the best! ;)
    xx

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  62. Such a great outfit! I love the way you accessorized it!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

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  63. this dress is stunning!

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  64. I am obsessed with peter pan collars, so i adore this outfit. You look so pretty!

    xx

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