I used this tutorial from Little Kids Grow to get started with the one piece placket.
I used a collared shirt that I already had for a basic pattern. However, you can just use the shirt that you are adding the collar to as a reference for size. You want the collar to come all the way around to the edge of the placket and the collar stand to cover the placket (the stand is longer than the collar).
here we go…
1. Sew the long sides and ends of the collar, clip corners, turn, iron
2. Turn up and iron one side of collar stand 1/3 inch
3. Made a collar sandwich: un-ironed stand, collar and ironed-up stand sew
4. Open up the collar stand and pin un-ironed up side on the right side of shirt. Sew single layer of stand and shirt together
5. flip over the collar and pin the ironed edge of the stand over the seams around the top of shirt. make sure to cover the seam, then sew.
This looks great, Emily!!! Yay!!!!
Huckleberry Love says
Oh my goodness! These are gorgeous shirts. I would have thought you bought them! Your boys look adorable in them. I also have two boys and would LOVE to create something like this for them. 🙂 New follower on Pinterest, GFC and FB. Would love for you to return the favor!
Visiting from Someday Crafts.
~Emily (same name, must be fate!)
Andrea from The Train To Crazy says
The collar is so cute! Love them. Great idea!!
Carrie @ My Favorite Finds says
Oh well, they were cute while they lasted, right? Thanks for sharing at PInworthy Projects!
How cute are your boys in those shirts!! Oh my gosh! At least you got that adorable picture before the bled through. Good advice though! Thanks for sharing at One Creative Weekend!
What if you dyed them a dark color? Maybe a dark green? It might change the plaid, but you could dye the pants, too. So sad. Hope you can save them!
Love those collars and the different buttons. Have tried a collar from scratch once and it was perfect but goodness knows how it happened.
D and G Stories says
I would have cried too 🙂 I had such a hard time with the placket, didn’t even attempt the collar! You make it look so easy. Thanks for the tutorial.
Rose :: Fine Craft says
Wow, Emily, that looks great. This is a project way beyond my skills, so I won’t even try, but good for you that you did.
Btw. could you be so kind so as to update our link back from http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/ to http://www.finecraftguild.com instead. I would love it if you would (no need to publish this private message)
sweeter than cupcakes says
Great new detail for those shirts!
Those are some super cute Christmas jammies. 🙂
Jackie B says
Such a great idea! I was trying to think of how to coordinate my kids’ Christmas clothes this year. You have helped me so much!
Love it! I definitely need to try this.
Crafty cougar says
Love the shirts. Whenever I am washing a doubtful new garment that I think could run I put a small handful of salt in with the wash. It generally works very well as it will set the colour.
oh that is a great tip!!! I’m going to use that for sure. I just had a major incident this week accidentally dying my husbands white shirts pink… ahhh!!! Thankfully I got it bleached out ;o)