I will say that this collared look shows better on larger sizes, as you can see below :) either way though this pattern rocks and includes so many options and then all the blog tutorials really just add to the value! Serious bang for your buck on this pattern!
Size 2 (it was hard to get this one to hold still)
(the size 2 dress on a Size 4 girl. so it is small, but the collar shows much more so)
Now to get the collar look you will be basically using the ruffled strap piece and making it into a halter strap (x2). To do this You will want to fold the ruffle piece down and get a new line to place on the fold - I measured my child and ended up folding it down by 1/3 ish (see below)
Now place the new fold line on a partly folded piece of fabric making sure you have plenty of fabric to make halter ties. I tried to explain it better on the picture below:
Now fold the ties in half and sew from the bottom end and up similar to how you would a ruffled strap but closing one end. As you can see I rounded my end a bit.
Now topstitch all the way around each tie and continue sewing the simply sweet as per the halter directions!
Most of our photoshoot went like this picture:
But the kids did manage a few good ones!