Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Collar Inspiration

I've got 4 woven blouses in the "UFO" pile that just need hems and buttonholes/buttons.  It's always the little things, isn't it? I can set in a sleeve and attach that collar and I stall on the EASIEST PART!  Argh.

Anywho...4 unfinished blouses isn't enough to stop me from dreaming about a whole slew of new ones (especially since all 4 of these will have to have the darts taken in so they fit now!)  Currently, I'm especially taken with collars.

Like this lovely from Puttin-on-the-Ritz:

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A wide peter pan with keyhole:

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Another scaled down peter pan:

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lace...
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And whoever said I am not appreciative of subtlety has clearly been hitting the sauce. Subtle shaped collar right here folks..

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If you can figure out this next foldy origami-ish collar and send me the instructions, I'll give you ten cookies. And some tasty fudge.

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Another simple lace collar...easy to substitute allover lace for fabric! Probably backed in organdy or another sheer (I'll take organdy over chiffon any day).

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Speaking of organdy...I don't think there are words for how much I love this organdy collar with faggoting. Over a vintage 30s print.  No. Words.

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This layered almost-collar is so very 1930s too:

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Pintucked velvet..

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Pintucked velvet seems like a proper place to stop salivating.  And could I get any more dainty and girlified?  No?  Oh you just wait.  I saved all the bows and tie collars and necklines for a post all their own!

You're welcome.

And in the spirit of gratitude in this week of Thanksgiving, I'd like to say...I'm thankful for all of you. Your visits and comments and emails and snark add much to my days.  Without you I would be convinced that the world out there is not fit for the me in here. Or vice versa. So thank you.

wednesday wisdom.


6 comments:

  1. Wow! Thank you for these inspiring collars. I think I'll just have to pin a few to my dressmaking inspiration board :)

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  2. OMG! That organdy collar on that blue print- with the red button and red nails! I swoon! And that pintucked velvet one is TDF!!! I don't know which is more fabulous- the pinticks, or the fabulous buttons and loops!

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  3. Stumbled onto your blog and I love it! Hard to say which of these blouses is my favorite, they are all too fabulous!

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  4. OMG. PINTUCK VELVETEEN. How have I never used those two words together in a sentence before? And why don't I do it ALL THE TIME??

    And also: HOW DID YOU NOT SEND ME THAT KEYHOLE PETER PAN COLLAR PHOTO BEFORE, YOU SHAMELESS HUSSIE, YOU??

    er. Or, y'know, you could have just pinned it.

    Um. You didn't pin that before, did you? Oh great. Now I have to go through all your flippin' PINS....

    -mutter grumble mumble...-

    You are a really dangerous person to know. I'm never going to get to bed on time now.... ;-)

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  5. A girl can dream can't she. I'm certain you'll get around to finishing the 4 UFO's but I'm loving some of your inspirational blouses. What unique design details!!!

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