14 August 2010

The image above is beautiful a mixture of my two favourite things. And a taster as to what this post has in store

So after my response on twitter and the comments i received on my post i was pleasantly surprised by what people were saying, agreeing that it is a great thing to sew and make your own clothes. So i decided that on my wee trip to the  charity shop with mum, that i would try and either make a new dress or re-vamp another dress. So I was once again pleasantly surprised when i came across a right Gem i have been reading alot about Peter Pan collars. I remember having these on plenty of the dresses i wore as a child but, i looked at some of the prices of dresses and decided it was best that i tried to thrift my own.

So basically form these photographs you can see that i created a simple scooped neckline out of the straight neckline that this blue velvet dress had and then i created the collars from scrap material that i had lying about the house, you can simply create your own collars like i did, from a simple template but if you want to follow a template you Can find templates at your local haberdasheries. This was all hand stitched because my sewing machine was in the attic and i didn't fancy going up there and getting it down on my own.

I would have put a full picture of myself but i wasn't feeling up to it due to feeling like crap but i think you can kinda get the gist of the dress. The blue velvet dress originally cost me £3.00 from my local hospice charity shop. I havent worn velvet since i was really little, it isnt the most flattering of fabrics i must say but this dress has a drop waist line so it elongates my figure. And my mum said it looked good on me, i took her word for it! ha


  1. Fantastic collar. I don't really adjust my clothes because I never know what to do or how to do it but this is such an amazing, quick and easy idea! Thanks for sharing =) The dress looks perfection x

  2. Crafty! I like this. You have so much patience.

  3. looks lovely! the dress is a lovely colour but the collar looks like it really makes it.

  4. aaw i love all these images!
    that top dress picture is a beaut!
    alexa, zooey and red lips all of my favs :)

  5. Such a wonderful post Ella! The dress looks amazing. x


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