So yes, I've been known to have previously been sceptical of detatchable collars. I mean, what's the point when you can buy a shirt with a collar? But after some style research, I saw the practicality of them. If you have a top that is plain and you don't know how to snazz it up, they're perfect!
Therefore I decided to take things into my own hands and break out the sewing kit.
I got this gorgeous cordeuroy fabric from my Grandmother, I think it's from the 70's. It's beauuutiful, I might make a little skirt with the rest of it.
Anyway, I also found some lace on a pin cushion type thing, and I figured I needed it more than the pin cushion, so I unstitched it and used it on my collar.
Then I found a stray button and covered it with the fabric, and attatched it (giving the 'detatchable' aspect to the accessory).
|The collar goes perfectly with my simple black sleeveless top.|
|Baby coat of arms|
I must say, I got a bit of an adrenaline rush after successfully making the collar. Especially as the whole thing was mainly improvising, I haven't previously made something like that.
So this led to my making another (not as good) one, using some adorable yellow gingham check fabric I salvaged from one of my sewing bags.
I also found an old doll and unceremoniously ripped the arms off to make the thing in the centre.
Then I stuck one of these fabulous shiny red hearts onto a button, and stitched it on.
I think this would have turned out better if the needle on my sewing machine hadn't broken, boo hoo :c
|Sunglasses (minus lenses)|
Shortly after these two creations, I still had a touch of the old DIY fever, so I dug out some cheap sunglasses and popped the lenses out (loosening them by heating them with a hairdryer), a quick way to create a jazzy new accessory.
Hope you enjoyed my ramble, and maybe got some inspiration from my crafty tales.