Saturday, November 15, 2008

Collar Swap


I bought the pink tee for the gorgeous neckline, but I never really liked the shirt’s length or fit. When the fabric began pilling after only a couple of wearings, I put it away, intending to liberate the collar when I found a suitable candidate. The paler pink silk blouse has long been one of my favorites, but I’ve always disliked the collar. The material is too flimsy and the shirt style otherwise too romantic for the all-business collar.

With Ralph Hinkley and Smunchy’s help, I cut the collar from the tee, expanded the neckline of the blouse, and stitched the collar to the blouse. The stitching took a full two episodes of Greatest American Hero. I left the remainder of the neckline raw for an unfinished look. A little Fray Check and a few stitches at the shoulder seams will keep the blouse from unraveling. I’ll wear my creation later this week.

10 comments:

tooblonde1 said...

im jealous of your awesome seamstress skills and vision!

Jody said...

I'm interested to see how it looks while being worn. I love that pretty flower neckline.

Alison said...

Ooooo, very pretty. Much better than either shirt as they were. Nice job!

ShoeZQ said...

I love this! P.S. There is a little something for you over on my blog.

K.L.R. (aka Kayleigh) said...

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous! I really wish I knew how to sew (beyond stitching on a button, lol)...I have great ideas of what to do, but no skills to do it.

PS: I mentioned you on my blog -- wore a scarf w/my denim jacket in honor of your scarf week :)

eNVe said...

WOW! How incredibly resourceful and creative! I've never even thought of altering my wardrobe like that.. I'll have to keep an eye out now for items in my closet that can be reworked. Thanks for the inspiration! (I'll also have to learn how to sew...)

KD said...

The blouse looks amazing this way and I can't wait to see it!

mbbored said...

Wow, I'm impressed.

Katie said...

You're so crafty! :-)

Jael Paris said...

Ooh! Love the result. I am determined to get crafty this fall.