I used a doily!! Yes, one of those lacey/ crochets, old lady things that go under vases! And I added it to a men’s shirt, made a few sewing tweaks and…
I recently had the idea to use a linen doily as a collar, well a while ago!
And so I have been stocking up on beautiful hand crochet ones that I find, usually at the thrift store for not much at all as it seems they aren’t very popular these days!
I decided last week to use one on a 1920’s dress I made from scratch, and it turned out spectacular!
So I wanted to see if I could do the same to a full crochet one, and how that might turn out!
I happened to have lots of men’s shirts from a recent thrift haul that are ready for refashioning, so I found one that matched the doily color, and I just made the rest up as I went along!
You can tell because my plan changed half way through. Instead of a fitted blouse, I decided to keep it loose and more like a light jacket.
Well, this is something I will definitely be trying again, and I hope that it might give you an idea of how you might use one to create your own vintage collar on, well whatever you like!
This is the fun of sewing after all!
Let me know what you thought of this one, is it something that you might try yourself?
Leave me a comment below.