July 28, 2014

First the collar then the dress!

Do you ever do this?

I ordered some drops muscat cotton yarn in the wool warehouse sale...

I had no plans or projects. Simply selecting any colour that took my fancy.

Later, reading through an old issue (8) of simply crochet mag, I spotted a collar I have made several times before.

I chose two of my new yarns and hooked it up.

I even found the perfect vintage button ....

Later, in the fabric shop, my eye alighted on some fabric that had the very same tones and it was on sale!

The collar matches the fabric to perfection.

Now I am making a dress to match the collar.....!

Promise to show you soon as I am busy sewing it today.



  1. what a beautiful collar.....love the colour and cant wait to see the dress.

  2. I love the idea of building a dress around a pretty collar. :)

  3. What a cute collar and your yarn colour is gorgeous. The matching fabric must have been just waiting for it! Look forward to seeing the dress xx

  4. Gorgeous! I have one of theses on my very long and quite neglected, to do list. Can't wait to see the dress. Clever Daisy!

  5. Both collar and colour are fab, Daisy, and I am looking forward to seeing the dress: isn't it amazing how things work out sometimes - enjoy your sewing day! xoJoy

  6. What a sweet little collar! I found a few collars that my old aunties or grandmothers had made years ago. They sit in a box, but one day I'm going to frame them because they're so pretty. Can't wait to see the dress :) Wendy x

  7. Very clever idea! I have made that collar for my daughter but as she has never worn it I assume she's not keen. Whilst looking for something else I came across it and started to think about making a plain top to go with it (for myself) - didn't get any further than just a passing thought but you have inspired me to find some co ordinating fabric! Are you planning on sewing the collar to your dress or just to wear it with it? I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with. take care, Sam xx

  8. Can't wait to see the dress that you will make to fit that beautiful collar x

  9. A lovely collar deserves a lovely dress. Can't wait to see it.

  10. Sooooo pretty! I can't wait to see the dress with it! Cxxx

  11. Not being a collar kind of person, I have never done this, but I can see how it would work really well!! I hope that you enjoy your sewing. xx

  12. Ha! I love the way you think! There are some wools that are just too delicious not to purchase - I'm a bit like that with DMC Natura Just Cotton No.3. Cute collar!

  13. Can't wait to see the finished result! X

  14. You temptress - I just want to see it - kind of right now! Jo x

  15. It's very pretty, I can't wait to see it united with it's dress. :)


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