MN2102 Banksia / Sewalongs

Banksia Top Variation: Scalloped Collar

how to do a scalloped collar on the Banksia Blouse // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiarySince we are on the topic of scallops this week, I thought I would show you another scalloped pattern variation – this time on the Banksia Top! I also left off the placket and shortened the sleeves, but the real star is the scalloped collar. How cute is that?

In essence, the process is pretty similar to the scalloped hem I showed you earlier this week. But here is how I did it…

1. Before you get started, cut out your collar fabric pieces and set aside.

Start by drawing you 5/8” seam allowance, just as a guideline, around the beginning edges of your collar pattern. You don’t need to go all the way around, just a bit around the point and edge as a starting point.

2. Now draw another line, 1/2” away from for seam allowance guideline. Draw this line all the way around the outer edge ( just the outer edge).

3. Using a rounded object (for the hem I used a votive jar, this time I used a smaller wash tape roll), you will create your scallop. Important – Your very first scallop should start at your 5/8″ guideline, and then connect to your second guideline. Every scallop after that should start and finish on your second line.

4. Transfer your scalloped line to the wrong side of one of your collar fabric pieces. You may have your own way to do this, but I used transfer paper and a tracing wheel.

note – if you are brave, you can do steps 1-3 and create your scallop shape directly on the wrong side of on of your fabric pieces. Which would eliminate the need to transfer it. But only if you are comfortable and confident enough to do it!

5. This is what it looked like after I transferred it.

6. Now place your two collar pieces together, right sides together. Just like the hem, sew on your scallop line, clip in between each scallop, and trim off the excess fabric. Turn right side out and press inside each scallop, and then press flat.

Ta-da! Scalloped collar! Finish following the pattern instructions to attach it to your top.

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Holly writes part time for the Megan Nielsen blog– sewing like crazy, creating tutorials and sewalongs. She has been sewing since she was a little girl, and has her degree in apparel design. Now she’s a stay at home mama, and spends all her free nap times at her sewing machine.

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11 years ago

This is really, really lovely, but the star for me is actually that fabric. Stripes! And little boats! It’s absolutely gorgeous! Where did you get it?

11 years ago
Reply to  Holly

Thank you. We don’t have Jo-Ann in the UK, so I’ll have to keep my eyes open for something similar here!

11 years ago

I want to make this shirt! So pretty. Lovin’ all these scallops.

11 years ago

Eeep, what a gorgeous variation! Thanks so much for sharing both!

11 years ago

I saw this fabric at Jo-Ann’s.

11 years ago

Jo-Ann! No way!

11 years ago

I can’t find the words to describe how awesome this is!


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