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« on: March 04, 2011 12:36:35 PM »

My latest obsession are ruffle collars. I wanted to have one that's quite plain (black cotton fabric, minimum lace) but still dramatic. After a few tries I ended of with this and I really like how it turned out:

But let's start at the beginning. I drafted a pattern and wanted to test it first - but I hate cutting fabric just for testing a pattern, it seems like such a waste. That's why I chose an interesting fabric, (roughly) serged the edged with zig-zag stitch and decorated the finished piece with some striped fabric.
Although the pattern didn't quite look like I wanted it the collar is cute and wearable I think ^^

After that I changed the pattern a bit, the next test was done with black cotton fabric. This time I used a serger for the edges, but they don't look much neater than the zig-zag ones  Grin
As you can probably see this is the final pattern - I used it again to make the last version of the collar with neat edges =)

The next collars were done a few days before.
The first one is made of organza with little velvet polka dots. It can be closed with satin ribbon in front or back.

This one turned out a bit too small:

The last two were made of tulle, lace, organza... a lot of fabric scraps I had in my stash, actually. I simply cut and gathered irregular stripes, I think they look gorgeous =)

« Last Edit: March 04, 2011 12:38:38 PM by Miaka » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2011 12:59:50 PM »

What wonderful accessories!

I can see these being worn in the summer with all of the cute strapless dresses!

I really like them all--very dramatic!

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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2011 01:05:43 PM »

Oh. I need one. Yes please.
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2011 01:20:33 PM »

These are amazing! 
Thanks for the inspiration, I really want to try making one now. 

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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2011 01:28:09 PM »

Tres chic!

« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2011 02:23:56 PM »

I love the first one!

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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2011 02:51:49 PM »

Lovely pieces! I love them all!

« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2011 06:32:06 PM »

What wonderful accessories!

I can see these being worn in the summer with all of the cute strapless dresses!

I really like them all--very dramatic!

I was just thinking "What would be the best way to wear these?" and then saw your post and I think you're right on!

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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2011 11:51:47 PM »

Thank you <3

« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2011 05:12:44 PM »

I'd like to seem them with something.  I was thinking tone-on-tone with a high crew neck t-shirt (no skin in between) or over a sheer overlay sort of a shirt.

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