Blouse With Stitched Collar

Thrifty Chic
by Thrifty Chic

Hello Everyone!

I hope this post finds you all well and healthy. To be honest, I feel a bit frivolous posting right now, but I think it is helpful and therapeutic to keep busy and creative during these stressful times. Below you can see the end result of one of my latest projects. It is not an extreme overhaul, but the small changes I made created a huge difference! Keep scrolling to see the details.


This finished blouse now has some added features that take it from just so-so to noticeable! Keep scrolling to see how it started and how I changed it.


The blouse had a a beautiful floral print with chambray accents but was limp and lifeless.

I started by adding a blue pinstripe trim to the collar edge salvaged from another blouse in my stash.

Once I machine stitched the trim I began to do the boro style stitching.

The stripe fabric continues all of the way under the collar to give the collar much more structure and style than it had before.

This is the finished collar.

I used the same technique on the button side of the placket and added the pinstripe trim next to the buttons and the underside of the placket.

I also changed the placket to the pinstripe fabric. I was so glad I did not donate the pinstripe blouse that gave up it’s life to fix this floral beauty!

I also added the trim to the cuff edge. I am still debating on adding boro style stitching to the cuffs. What do you think?

Done! and looking not so “Ordinary” if I say so myself!!!

I can’t wait to hear what you think! Let me know if you think adding matching boro style stitching on the cuffs would be too much. I value your opinions.

I hope everyone is well and remaining safe. Happy refashioning and good health to all!

Much love,


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  • Cheryl L Gebhart Cheryl L Gebhart on May 11, 2022

    Loved your project and will use it. I have been looking for a cuff update for sometime. Have you ever taken a bottom up blouse and turn it in a v-neck? I would love to see something like that too. Thanks