Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Fashion Fix: How to embellish a collar with angelic Louis Vuitton inspired Lace

Photos 'As time goes buy' and Marie Claire

To counter the darkly beautiful jewelled collar in the previous post, here is an angelic lace collar, inspired by Louis Vuitton's beautiful outsized Broderie Anglaise collars.

General How to:
Cut or unpick the collar off a shirt. If you are recycling an old shirt and need to make the collar smaller to fit your neck, sew a seam down the centre back and trim away any excess. You may want to decorate this seam with some trim to hide any raw edges.  

Use vintage lace trim to create a delicate and angelic look. Pin in place and use a zigzag stitch to anchor the lace in place. Pleat or gather the lace to give it volume. Replace the collar button with a glass button or pearl. 

If you like that, why not try...

If you’re not brave enough to go all out with Autumn’s biggest trend, then accessorise with this leather collar to toughen up a chiffon blouse.  Use a very soft leather and cut around an old collar for the pattern. Cut a slit at the front for a buttonhole and sew on a button using a leather needle. 

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