Monday, October 1, 2012

makin' it monday // doily and lace collars

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i've had a few pieces in my (and norah's) closet that i've been trying to find the perfect sprucing-up project for. i liked this dress before, but i LOVE it with it's new doily peter pan collar! and one of norah's plain black t-shirts got a matching lacy collar as well. this is a super easy and cheap way to make old clothes new!

you will need:
a dress, shirt, sweater etc. in need of some sprucing up
doily and/or lace
needle and thread
straight pins

if using a doily, first cut it directly in half. then, using straight pins, pin the doily or lace onto the collar as you please. i also added some lace detail onto the pocket of norah's shirt.

sew around the edges of the doily or lace. after i stitched the curved part of the doily, i folded over the flat edge to the underside of the dress and then stitch through both layers. make sure you trim any stray threads or extra pieces!

and finished! now enjoy your new-to-you item of clothing!

Sew Chatty

toastie studio


  1. Love this! Pinned it ;)

  2. Super cute! I found you over on Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday. Glad to have found your blog!! :)