Wiki: “In clothing, a collar is the part of a shirt, dress, coat or blouse that fastens around or frames the neck. Among clothing construction professionals, a collar is differentiated from other necklines such as revers and lapels, by being made from a separate piece of fabric, rather than a folded or cut part of the same piece of fabric used for the main body of the garment.
A collar may also be a separate or detachable accessory worn around the neck.
If you want to get complicated about what a “collar” is, go here: “Another advantage is that the cost of setting up a collar is (usually) free or nearly free.“…
This is why Ms. SpoolTeacher sews. She believes in Radical Simplicity, in doing what you love, in not worrying about being a bazillionaire. She wants to do what she “loves, the money will follow“… (hopefully, please hopefully, at least enough to support a roof over her head and her electricity to sew, though, she will consider a treadle sewing machine. if it comes to forfeiting electricity!).
So one day lately, when the world felt like it was crashing in and symptoms of depression were creeping in, she went straight to “Scrap Central” and pondered what to use to create this “collar” idea that had long been spooling around in her minds eye.
The rich black velvet was cut out of a drawstring “sleeve” that had previously been used to carefully transport beautiful drapery rod sampling.
The orange sheer fabric was yardage Ms. SpoolTeacher has been imagining in numerous projects. Among them, her long held hope of eventually making “The Party Dress“. A friend of hers gave her the book and she has been drooling ever since. Not just the beautiful dress, but the idea that this woman made a life for herself doing what she loves. Fabulous, fabulous…Someday…
Click the dress pic to see the book on Amazon.
There was enough of the beautiful orange stuff to take a piece from it for this project.
The sleeves will eventually be “Just Sleeve It To Me’d”
After two rows of zig-zag stitching to secure the ruffle and diminish it’s thickness, the edge will be trimmed.
From that to this