So I finally finished my detachable collar following the tutorial I posted last time (http://iwearthecanvas.blogspot.com/2011/05/diy-fri-detachable-collar-tutorial.html) and using my fiancé’s Brooks Brothers dress shirt as pattern.
I love this fabric I bought at the Marché Saint Pierre when I was in Paris. It doesn’t show on the pictures but it has a slight silky shine.
I’m still a beginner in sewing so I made some mistakes. The more obvious mess up is that I mounted the base of the collar upside down. There are also a lot of threads and my buttonhole is too big.
I couldn’t decide how to decorate this collar. Then I thought that a plain blue collar has a business-like style that broke the risk of looking like a playboy bunny uniform.
I gave me some ideas for new collars but it takes me so much time to achieve something these days. Detachable collars might no be fashionnable anymore when I finish them… :)