Friday, March 2, 2012

Freshening the Late Winter Wardrobe with Collars

The end of a season is a dangerous time to go shopping for clothes - it's like grocery shopping while hungry.  I am so sick of my winter clothes, but I try to ignore it.  Soon I will open my boxes and dig into my storage closet to get my warm weather clothes,  and it will be as good as shopping because I forget my off-season clothes.

Nice pose on top of the sandbox, eh?
But here is a little fix, a little happy for your clothes: a detachable collar.  I saw the idea first on Amy's blog, which linked to a helpful tutorial on Casey's blog.

Think of these collars as necklaces and don't worry if they don't look like a whole blouse. I've seen them worn over tee shirts!

The one I'm wearing here is actually reversible to the navy gingham. The gingham ties are too fat, but I wore the collar anyway because I was so thirsting for a little twist in my wardrobe.  I want to use some of my pretty orphan buttons to fasten these too.

Then I couldn't help myself and I made an unabashedly spring collar. 

Most of the time, all I need is a little sewing therapy.


Anonymous said...

Margo...what a cute collar you made. I really like it, and it does add a bit of flair to your everyday clothes :)



Eva Girl said...

Oh, I so hear you about the late season wardrobe...I'm getting antsy to bring out the spring clothes too - but it's still definitely winter up here ; )
Love your color combination! Cheery red and calm blues : )

Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

Oh how fun! Such a classic looking, simply accessory with so much room for creativity. I like the idea of thinking of these as a necklace; this is essential for me, otherwise my mind wanders back to the 1980's and the big collars that women wore with their jean jumpers. Yikes!

Sew Blessed Maw said...

Oh, these are so pretty...I love the having the reversable collar..
Looks lovely with your sweater.
I too am so ready for spring clothes..It wont be long now. I have been looking at patterns,getting ready to sew spring stuff..
Happy sewing.

Polly said...

Yay for flair! I too find myself restless now--it's too soon for summery things but I'm kind of tired of all the stuff I've been wearing all winter (except my great jeans. never tire of those). It's kind of like the Maternity Clothes Effect.

I love your creativity!!!

Jacinta @ modelmumma said...

This is fab! I bought a crochet collar from asos on sale a little while ago .... I haven't worn it yet cause it's been summer... Looking forward to wearing mine but love how cute yours are... and derr, how obvious to sew my own!! xoxo


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