Well in this instance it is a 50s collar worker - made this really to show how the smallest bits of fabric can be used for something (see older posting regarding use of tiny scraps for cathedral window patchwork). You might remember that deliciouso Herzberger fabric that I used for bag and for lampshade (plus a few other things that I have not photographed) - well the fabric was old curtains originally and I kept the raggedy old hem - see below!
Changed the 'old' collar pattern (24 hours old that is) and made it a different shape. Used plain black fabric this time to line it. I had to sew this slowly as I was sewing at six in the morning and thought it a little unfair to subject the house to the rattling of my falling apart sewing machine (at top speed it is like that scene in Mary Poppins where the family have to hold onto all the furniture).
Could not resist adding one or two more things into the photo....
The tins house sewing thread - a bit painful really as they have to be tipped out to find the colour that I need but let's face it that is not a huge problem to have in life!
Might not have time to make a 60s one tomorrow - half term has whizzed by and we have been very busy. Mind you if I get up at 5.30......
Off to the vintage thingy at Brighton racecourse today with Bronte - I may be wearing this collar. Do say hello if you see me wearing it!!
Thank you again for kind words and coronets
Please let me know if you too make a collar and I will start a collar club on Flickr!
PS I did indeed add top stitching to the embroidered collar of the other day and refolded it so it looks nicer now
PPS Thank you again for not posting on Pinterest
PPS Bike is getting a little big headed now as not only did it appear in the BBC Homes and Antiques article but the photographs of it when it was green and the current blue one are both in Explore on Flickr. Bike is now signing its own autographs