Chanel Inspired Victorian Collar DIYruffled neck piece, necksessory …or scarf

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Chanel | Karla









…large with large flower pin


…little one, pinned with two flower pins



*Notes: I used this peachy pink vintage fabric that I’ve had for 100 years …actually, I think it was originally my mom’s. I remember using it for a project in an pattern-making class in my early 20’s. However, I would have preferred to mix it with a similar hued chiffon to add a new texture to it …but it was too late to make a trip to the fabric store. I usually like to go through and use what I have before buying anything new …and I was lucky to finally be able to use the rest of this fabric. {I’m guessing it’s from the 80’s}
* The original length of 80″ shrunk to 44″ {large} and 40″ {small}
* Wear them separately or together. I liked the idea of two different pieces that I could wear together if I wanted a bigger/fluffier neck.
* Create edgy flower pins with your left-over material. Use them to pin scarves in place to create a collar that stays put.
* I actually created a hand-full of modern Victorian collars about a year ago for my then-etsy shop. If you’ve been following me for that long, you may remember 😉
* A Thank You to Pam, a lovely reader who emailed me in September and asked that I do this DIY. Apologies for the time delay 😉 …but thanks for the inspiration!

* Have Fun!



LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Ashley

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    Wow, the detail is increadible. You are very talented!

  • Christina

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    Oh, wow, I definitely want to try this one!

  • Jenn

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    if you made more of these for your shop i’d DEFINITELY buy one… LOVE IT!

  • Anonymous

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    Oh, Mama…

    How cool is that?!?

    So in love 🙂


  • Jacqueline

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    You should sell your stuff on etsy. I would definitely buy some =) Great DIY. It looks lovely!

  • hvicruns

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    Beautiful! Now that you bring it up, what classes did you take to learn to use your sewing machine. I want to learn! Or should I just go for it on a trial and error basis?

  • *fish

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    Loving all your DIYs lately! Thank you for the inspiration. Need to dig out my sewing machine and get myself to the fabric store!

  • Pam

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    Stunning Maegan!

    Thank you so much for doing this. I am going to work on getting brave enough to attempt this myself.

    You are so talented and such an inspiration! Keep it up!


  • Amber

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    These are AMAZING! I can’t sew to save my life (learning how is on my list of things to do before I turn 30 so wish me luck with that!) but I might be able to convince my mama to make me one. Love them! Thanks for sharing.

  • Absolutely Not Martha

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    necksessory…that’s good. you’re too crafty–makes me depressed.

  • Elaine

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    This is amazing! Thanks so much for posting!

  • Amethyst

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    Absolutely amazing!! Your style and skills are impeccable. I love the way you styled the scarf. Beautiful!

  • Style Odyssey

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    it’s beautiful. you are so creative! i like your DIY posts.

  • Jaime

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    Gorgeous! You should start an etsy shop 🙂

  • Sal

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    I’m in awe. IN AWE, I tell ya.

  • Amanda K

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    That looks so pretty and I love the color!

  • Glamour Bbey.

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    Pretty! Great idea!

  • bianca

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    I can’t believe how talented you are! And I’m obsessed with that color – it’s gorgeous!!!

  • captivate me.

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    I just can’t get over this DIY. There are no words. Ah-mazing.

  • anhesty

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    WOW! simply amazing!

  • Lacey

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    Gorgeous!! I can’t wait to try this when I have time…I love the idea of mixing different textures.

  • Susan

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    wow, this piece is a dream! congrats 🙂

  • CC.

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    holy cow that is beautiful!! i want it, when are you opening ur etsy shop little missy!!!??

  • Manju

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    this is gorgeous!! i love it!!
    i’m def. gonna try it. thanks for the tutorial 🙂

  • Angela

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    You’re seriously inspiring. I just can’t ever find the time to do this stuff! Like, I’m still totally wanting to make a vest from an old blazer, but I can’t sew and DON’T HAVE TIME!!! Ugh. I’ll just drool over yours. OR… you can make them, send them to me, I’ll wear them in Colorado, everyone will ask, I’ll send them your way, and then you’ll have a slew of new readers. Eh? =^) OR… you can come visit me and teach me how to make this stuff, then drive my kids around while I do it. Yes. Yes, that sounds good.

    Are you going to do NaBloPoMo? You should. You post every day anyway.

  • Lisa Petrarca

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    Okay Maegan…one question:

    When are you going to start your own”…love MAEGAN” clothing line?

  • Risa

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    This is super cute! Have you already shown us how to make rosettes? If so disregard, if not I’d love a DIY.

  • Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY!

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    You did such a good job, looks great!

  • Jilliebeanie

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    SO gorgeous! Your skills are amazing.

  • Molly

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    Amazing! I so need to go buy a sewing machine!!

  • Leesha (Babyciaz)

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    I really do love your videos

  • anotherfishinthesea

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    pretty! lovely work, as always!

  • Tiffany

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    Seriously, girl, when are you trying out for Project Runway???

  • Beck At Her Best

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    This is fabulous and makes me wish I had a sewing machine (and requisite skills to operate it). All your tutorials are so inspiring!

  • Dylana

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    This is so so awesome! Thank you for posting!

  • Rachel

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    You are such a talent…you should definately style your own line…hey from that book of sketches you made ;0)
    Love this!!!

  • Mere

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    I was just looking at some of these on Etsy—I think I may try it on my own first. So Cute!!

  • Hanako66

    October 26, 2009 | Reply

    omg Maegan….I totally want one of these!!!!! please sell, please sell!

  • ...Seyma...

    October 27, 2009 | Reply

    it looks awesome!!! but i’m not sure i liked the color :/ and i’m not sure if i can handle doing those steps.. it looks easy but hard at the same time.. but i don’t have a sewing machine anyway ;( *sigh*

  • vitaMinn style

    October 27, 2009 | Reply

    This is an awesome DIY! And it sounds easy enough! =)

  • Stethoscopes and Stilettos

    October 27, 2009 | Reply

    It is so beautiful, love it! I don’t have a sewing maching though ;-(

    I did a DIY this week too, check it out:

  • Iva

    October 27, 2009 | Reply

    I’m really just speechless. This is truly beautiful. Amazing job Maegan!

  • alissa

    October 27, 2009 | Reply

    ooo one of my favorite diys of yours! nice work

  • L.A. Daze

    October 27, 2009 | Reply

    I LOVE this. Absolutely love it. I’m not crafty at all and can’t sew for the life of me. I can’t even cut straight. Let me know if you’re interested in selling it (or making another one and selling it). Because I so totally want one.

  • Ela

    October 27, 2009 | Reply

    I can’t stop looking at these – they’re amazing. What an awesome job you did with this!

  • Kathryn

    October 27, 2009 | Reply

    Super cute and classy. This is definitely going on my to-do list.

    Thanks for sharing it with us!

  • Marbella Jewelry Designs

    October 27, 2009 | Reply

    amazing, is all i can say!

  • Red Lipstick Style

    October 27, 2009 | Reply

    I would so buy one of these if you sell them. This is adorable!

  • Niku

    October 27, 2009 | Reply

    that is so fab!!

  • Nicole Smith

    October 27, 2009 | Reply

    are you going to sell these you talented girl???

  • OceanDreams

    October 27, 2009 | Reply

    It looks beautiful Megan, I love the light pink color!

  • las sandalias de ana

    October 27, 2009 | Reply

    adorable, thanks!!! 😉

  • rani

    October 27, 2009 | Reply

    wow brilliant, your work is very neat 😀

  • anna

    October 27, 2009 | Reply

    This is too fabulous!!! I love that you always make a flower of the leftovers!!!

    Too bad there is no pic of you wearing it, would be great to see how it looks on a real person!

  • Eri

    October 27, 2009 | Reply

    What a fantastic DIY idea, easy, cool and looks like the real thing…

    I love your creativity and I was over the moon when you dropped a line on my blog!!!

    Thanks for visitiung, it really means A LOT to me.

    Keep up with the fabulous work.


  • Lynn

    October 27, 2009 | Reply

    You are so talented! You should seriously start a clothing line or sell your creations.

  • Ana

    October 27, 2009 | Reply

    so pretty!!!!!!!!

  • Leia

    October 27, 2009 | Reply


  • vanessa

    October 27, 2009 | Reply

    Ho dios mio ,te ha quedado fantastico ,precioso……….

  • Tara Gibson

    October 27, 2009 | Reply

    omg… i love this! The color is fabulous!

  • Clau!

    October 27, 2009 | Reply

    This is great, for sure I have to try this one 😉


  • Chessa!

    October 27, 2009 | Reply

    I really would love to see what you pair this with. I adore it. the color is so feminine and just really girly. I bet it would look amazing with a hot counterpoint like the black pour la victoire shoes in your post today…
    btw, I love that black dress and so wish that I could see the details too. they sound amazing. you probably know this already and I know you don’t love the look, but when you can try to shoot with the flash when the sun is behind you. you can fix the exposure and the levels in the same way as you do now but you won’t have that grainy look…you get that grain in post-porcoessing bc you don’t have enough light in the camera when it clicks:)



    October 27, 2009 | Reply

    If you added crystals to the little one it would look like that gorgeous necklace on Project Runway last week. It’s been in my head all week to try and replicate that. I’m super excited about this!

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    October 27, 2009 | Reply



  • MartiniOnTheRocks

    October 27, 2009 | Reply

    this is amazing!! i have to give it a try!!!thx for sharing


    October 27, 2009 | Reply

    my god… amazing!

  • Underfunded Heiress

    October 28, 2009 | Reply

    Wow, what a great job. It looks amazing. I totally want it!

  • Princess Of Pink

    October 28, 2009 | Reply

    AWESOME!! I have to try this for myself!!

  • Faridah

    October 28, 2009 | Reply

    You’re so clever, I love this! Neat!

  • Down and Out Chic

    October 28, 2009 | Reply

    WOW, you make it looks so easy! there’s no way i could do that though. it’s just perfect.

  • A Perfect Peach

    October 28, 2009 | Reply

    holy genius…this is awesome. i am slightly collar obsessed and can’t wait to try this one out.

  • Annie

    October 28, 2009 | Reply

    uh-mazing!! if you sold this i would buy it!! you are so darn talented lady!!!
    i have to have my mom teach me to sew!
    hope you are having a great week dollface!! XO!

  • Kate

    October 28, 2009 | Reply

    I’v followed your blog for a month or so now and you have great style and taste in clothes! All your DIY stuff is inspiring and really great and useful in current trends, love it!

  • Closet Cravings

    October 29, 2009 | Reply

    I can’t believe you made that – amazing!Love it. It’s so pretty and feminine. =)

  • L.higgin

    October 30, 2009 | Reply

    how did you make the flower pins??

  • Himmelsküsse

    October 30, 2009 | Reply

    Such a damn beautiful scarf – I really need to try this on my own. Thanks for the inspiration. Gonna show the result on my blog. 😉

  • jen laceda

    November 1, 2009 | Reply

    Love it!!! I love it!! So Chanel…

  • Geoff and McCaulie

    November 3, 2009 | Reply

    I Love this and I plan to make them for some Christmas gifts but I’m with L.higgin . . . How did you make the flower pin???

  • keli *

    November 29, 2009 | Reply


  • Marika

    December 23, 2009 | Reply

    I love it. What did you do to the ends of the scarves? It looks like they taper off nicely – I’ve just started my own version, and it’s all pinned up now, but looks a bit funny at the ends because they’re so square.

  • amanda_psu

    February 5, 2010 | Reply

    I tried this today and I love it. I am a little worried about the fabric fraying but it looks terrific.

    Thank you for this DIY!

  • von Hand zu Hand

    March 1, 2010 | Reply

    very stylish!!! and so beautiful.

    i set a link. i hope you’ll agree.

    thanks for the tutorial.


  • Katie @ Cheep Ideas

    March 23, 2010 | Reply

    Ok, I think I’m in love with just about everything you have on your site. GREAT stuff!!

    I’ve featured this scarf on my website today, thanks for sharing!!

  • Coy Fallacy

    August 30, 2010 | Reply

    this tut is exactly what i need to spruce up a shirt

  • Rosmariini

    December 29, 2010 | Reply

    What a lovely peace of heaven this scarf is! <3 I adore it! I linked this tutorial to my blog, I hope you don't mind ._.

    You can find it here:

  • Anonymous

    June 20, 2011 | Reply

    even better than Chanel!

  • Sexy Lingerie

    September 7, 2012 | Reply

    I truly like to reading your post. Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a nice information. I’ll definitely add this great post in my article section.

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