Collar Inspiration


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It’s been all about neckwear this past week at Previously HQ. First, I received a package in the mail from Christine at Flapper Girl.

I’ve had my eye on her Lady Ties, so we did a trade. They are so beautifully made, I almost didn’t want to take them out of the packaging! And she included some extra goodies for me, because she rocks.

Currently, I’m getting ready for the DIY  Trunkshow, and this means making more collars. I made the silk chiffon ruffled collars last holiday season and they are sold out. Even though I wasn’t planning on making more, I just really love them and I’m changing the design little. I found some 1.5″ taffeta ribbon that I’m going to use to make a tie closure instead of  a button. I’m also thinking I might have black satin bias tape enclosing the hem, rather than doing a rolled hem.


I’m planning to have two other collar styles this year, but I’m still deciding what to make. I’ve been looking at images of some really amazing antique and vintage ones:


 (Above images from the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Collection)

 1930s collar from Poppy’s Vintage, still available here!

I like them all but I need be realistic about how much I can get done in time for the show. Sigh. Off to make prototypes and patterns now.


8 thoughts on “Collar Inspiration

  1. Yay! I’m glad you love your ties and goodies. Thank you for the shout-out :) I wore my garters out the other day and they are so incredible. I’m going to do a post about them soon with pics :)

    Also, I’m totally swooning over all your collar inspiration! The images you found are amazing. I cannot wait to see the collars you create for Previously!

    • Thanks Christine! Do you have a favorite? Right now I’m trying to figure out a pattern for that Edwardian (?) dickie. I think it could work worn over something else, not underneath, and I would lose the high collar.

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