Embellished and fancy collars, and just interestingly shaped collars, of all kinds, but I prefer the sweet Peter Pan shape over the super pointy, metal-tipped, or men's shirt collar with beads look. And there are lots of tutorials out there for DIY sequin collars and DIY collar necklaces, but I haven't been convinced that I'd ever be able to wear them in real life. I can't imagine how they would stay flat with the shirt, for one thing.
So, I put together a tutorial for my ideal embellished collar, featured on Kollabora in the Alt Summit contest--as I mentioned here, I'm entered in the sewing category to win tickets and a chance to present the tutorial at Alt Summit! which would be amaaaaaazing, so please do me a favor and "save" the project to your Kollabora favorites or re-pin the image of it, with the caption "Kollabora Alt Summit Challenge"--thank you thank you thank you thank you!
Anyway, here's some of my inspirations behind the project, and then, the collar in action!
Pretty, eh?? Of course, the challenge for me is, I don't dress all luxe and stylista and satin and big jewelry all the time, so... I wanted to make my pretty embellished collar work for daytime, and for an everyday look. Taking a page from J.Crew, with their cute preppy Peter Pan collar tee, I took my most basic grey long-sleeve tee and pinned in my pretty beaded collar. Oh, and my DIY boyfriend jeans to add to the casual look!
P.S. I got bangs!
Vest: Old Navy. Jeans: Sevens with mending and DIY straight legs
Shoes: Bass, from Ross. Watch: Husband's, Fossil. Tee: Gap. Collar: DIY!
Please re-pin the tutorial if you like it! Thanks!! =)