Always looking for an easy styling update, I fell in love with the simple turtleneck collar that I saw in the J.W. Anderson and Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2014 collections. Such a simple accessory to throw on with a blazer or dress, I had to make my own. I wore my new turtleneck collar with vintage pieces from our Same State shop and it instantly updated my look.
The three simple steps to make this DIY turtleneck collar, after the jump…
1 // Gather your tools: Rib knit tights, ruler and fabric scissors. I bought a new pair of tights, the extra warm heat tech ones from Uniqlo, but if you have a pair with holes in the toes, this is a great way to up cycle them!
2 // Measure the height of your neck from under your chin to your clavicle, add 1″ extra.
3 // Measure that length from the crotch, down the leg of your tights and cut horizontally. Be sure to cut very straight. I added the extra 1″ to the length so you can turn under the raw edges when worn. When you pull it on, you can decide to make it shorter, if needed. The good thing about this DIY is the tights are long enough to make one or two, so you don’t have to stress about getting it right the first time.