After last week's Lonsdale disappointment, I'm happy to report that I've had sooo much fun sewing this weekend and with great results too! I've been experimenting with detachable collars - inspiration shared here - and by no means am I finished yet. Hence I'm calling this post #1...I have a feeling many more will follow!
First up is View D from McCall's 1911 from the1950s, which I made from a crisp white linen. This is such a chic pattern and easy as anything to make. Honestly, the hardest part of this pattern was tying the square knot to finish the look off! I can't wait to make the other views, especially B!
Next up is a simple peter pan collar that I drafted myself (not exactly rocket science) and finished off with a hook and eye. I think what makes this collar so special though, is the gorgeous crochet lace that I trimmed it with. The lace is from this eBay seller, whom I was dubious about at first as it ships from Hong Kong. I chose to gamble on it though as it was just 99p for 5 yards of this lace with very reasonable P&P charges. I'm glad I did - the lace arrived really fast and it's beautiful.
This next collar was inspired by the cover of Simplicity 2567 from the 1930s, but I had to draft it myself as the actual pattern pieces were missing. My favourite features of this collar are the scallops obviously and the cute button closing. My scallops definitely need some work and possibly enlarging, but it's not bad for a first go!
Last, but not least is my double layered peter pan collar. This was adapted from a Primark blouse I own and I love the results. The collar's trimmed with green bias binding that acts as a tie closing as well. I think next time I'll use satin bias binding or ribbon, for a sleeker look.
So, what do you think? Do you like my detachable collars? Do you have a favourite?
One thing I do know for sure, is that if I get to sell these on Etsy one day I need a new face! I tried so hard to 'model' these collars, but I'm just not photogenic. Oh well, I'll cross that bridge when I get to it!