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