3 High-Necked Tops Refashioned

Since I looked through all the clothes I own, and after realised how many of them I never wear, I decided to see which ones I could make into garments I would wear.

A few years ago, I bought 3 tops – I think from New Look – in blue, green and cream and at the time I liked them, but I’d gone off them recently, mostly because they were too tight on my neck and felt a bit strangle-y! Here they are before:

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They all look like this on the back. The blue and cream ones were a little big (the green one is a size smaller).

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The first thing I did was to unpick the collar from them all:

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I decided to just hem the neckline of the cream one. But for the green and blue ones I decided to make little peter pan collars for them – the blue one from its own collar and the green one from the cream collar, for a contrast.

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I used the collar from my refashioned dress as a pattern. I had to sew the collars down all the way around as they kept rolling up. The only other change I made was to take in the cream one by about an inch – the blue one turned out to not be as big in the end. I’m pretty pleased with all of the results as I now have 3 tops I can wear!

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The back of the cream one – I sewed one of the buttons and button loops from the original collar back on as a fastening.

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Close up of the neck hem – you can just about make out the interesting stitch I used on my sewing machine!

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And a close-up of the collar:

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I think the green one is my favourite:

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The back:

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I thought I would share this goofy photo to finish…..

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11 thoughts on “3 High-Necked Tops Refashioned

    1. Aw, thanks for nominating me for the versatile blogger award! It’s nice to know someone out there is reading my blog! I’ll do my post in the next couple of days…..now I just need to think of some interesting things about me….hmmmm…..

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    1. I felt exactly the same about these tops. Plus changing the collar is a really easy way to turn something you don’t like into something you could wear!
      Thanks for reading and commenting πŸ™‚

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