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Block Paper Scissors

Create a sweet peter pan collar variation for Addison, by Anna Aguirre.


Block Paper Scissors is a monthly column featuring patternmaking hacks that will help you give your Seamwork patterns a custom spin—all you need is paper, a ruler, and a pencil!

This hack modifies Addison’s angular collar into a softer shape for a sweet peter pan collar variation.

Note: Be sure to make any fit adjustments before doing the pattern hack.

You’ll Need:

  • Addison under collar and upper collar
  • Tracing paper or pattern paper
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • All other materials as required by pattern

How to:


Step | 01

Trace off the under collar and upper collar pieces. On both pieces, measure 2” in on either side of the collar point and make notches. Draw a curved line connecting the notches.


Step | 02

Cut along the curved line, creating the peter pan collar shape.


Step | 03

Follow the pattern instructions on how to cut and assemble the blouse and collar.


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