Make Your Own Ascot Top

Ascot1Ascot2We love a cute ascot! Here's a super simple way to take a vintage or thrifted blouse and restyle it with an ascot collar. You can make your tie super long (like ours) for a big bow or you could keep it short and sweet.Collared shirt1. Supplies: long sleeve button up, scissors, sewing machine. 2. Begin by cutting off the sleeves of the shirt and hemming the ends. 3. You'll use the sleeves for the collar, so cut the sleeves into same size rectangles. 4. Take all the sections from the sleeves and sew them together, making one long strip. Then, sew it into a tube, turn inside out, iron flat, and close up both the ends. (If you need even extra length, cut a strip from the waist hem, making it more of a cropped top, perfect for tucking into high waisted clothing!) 5. Next, cut off the collar of the shirt, leaving an inch or so left to sew the new collar onto. Stitch the new collar all the way around, making sure you don't sew over the button holes.Ascot3Have fun giving new life to your own tops! xo. emma and elsie

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  • I have been wanting one of these blouses for ages! Thanks so much for this tutorial, I will definitely be using it later!

  • I tried this tutorial on a blue plaid shirt of mine. I love the way it turned out! My husband was a little sad when he saw I had cut up this shirt that he loved on me, but when he saw the new version on me he approved! Thanks for the great tutorial! I think I might go find more shirts to transform!

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  • Love love this DIY project!
    I am used to getting fustrating in sewing projects but this one is made for me!

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  • ahhh! I love this top but I also liked it how it was before! In the UK at the moment long sleeved shirts are super popular. I would have worn it how it was with some cute shorts!

    great tutorial though as always 🙂

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  • How clever! I always look for these types of tops when I thrift. Now I can just make my own! Thanks!

  • Love this! perfect DIY and looks amazing


  • I love ascot tops, and they are so hard to find. Thanks for this DIY, I love the idea of repurposing a great top into an even greater one.

  • Love this idea for work.Rx

  • VERY coool! And maybe even do-able for some like me that has no talent in the sewing department! x

  • fabulous DIY, I’ve been looking for the perfect pussy-cat bow for ages – now I can make it myself!

  • brilliant! I like these bow tie blouses, so good to know that I can make one. Just need to find an old blouse to re-do. Thanks!

  • This is an awesome idea! I’m going to have to try doing this over the summer because I love blouses that tie like that.

  • ooooh i’m such a sucker for a tie-blouse!! Been wanting to try something like this for a while! Thanks for the great tutorial!


  • wow.. thats brilliant.. to make the sleeve become a bow.. coool


  • This is such a great idea! Your guys DIYs are the best!


  • Really cute outcome! I would try it if I wasn’t so inept on my sewing machine.
    Seems like this would only work well with wildly patterned shirts.

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  • I love this DIY! I also love your high waisted jeans.


  • the print on that one is PERFECT 🙂 Love how easy this DIY is! 🙂

  • Its an interesting DIY! love so much your idea seriously! I take it!!! 😀

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  • Super cute idea! LOVE the colors!<3

  • Ascot tops are my absolute favorite! Such a great tutorial – thanks for posting it 🙂

  • Such a great idea! I think I have a crazy patterned long sleeve in my closet right now that I’ve never worn.
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  • So clever.ive been wanting this for quite a while.Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Brilliant, brilliant idea!
    Love this!


  • My new go-to vintage dress is 70’s and ascot — I ADORE this look, and it’s back in the local Dutch vintage shops in a big way. Thanks, ladies!

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