I’ve been experimenting with detachable collars this weekend, mostly inspired by vintage designs – inspiration shared here – and I’m pretty pleased with the results!

First up is View D from McCall’s 1911 from the 1950s, which I made from a crisp white linen. This is such a chic pattern and easy as anything to make. Honestly, the hardest part of this pattern was tying the square knot to finish the look off! I can’t wait to make the other views, especially B!

I was also inspired by the cover of Simplicity 2567 from the 1930s for this next collar, but I had to draft it myself as the actual pattern pieces were missing. My favourite features are the scallops obviously and the cute button closing. My scallops definitely need some work and possibly enlarging, but it’s not bad for a first go!

There’s more information and pictures of these collars, alongside another two I made, over at my blog – A Sewing Odyssey.