As promised a few weeks ago, I’ve put together a pattern and some instructions for
how you can create your own beaded scallop edge detachable collar...
First things , you'll need:
1.Some fabric for the collar. I used lining, but you could really use anything
2.Iron on interfacing
3.Pearl beads and long bugle beads, I got mine from Jo-Ann fabrics
and used just under a bag of each.
What do do:
1.paper the pattern(8.5″ x 11″).
2.Cut 2 pieces on the fold. Also cut 1 piece of interfacing on the fold,
and cut off the seam allowances.
3.Iron the interfacing on to the wrong side of one of the collar pieces
(I forgot to do it, and so i ironed mine on after sewing. woops!)
4.Place the 2 collars right side together and sew 5/8″ from the edge
(this line is indicated on the pattern by a dotted line), leaving a 2″
opening on the curved edge. You may find it easier to do this if you track
the line you will need to sew along onto the fabric first – that way you can sew
directly onto your guide line.
5.Clip the edges and in between the scallops. I personally like doing this with pinking shears.
6.Push the collar through the opening in the sewing.
Using some blunt and long like a knitting needle, shape the scallops.
Then using your iron give it all a good pressing.
7.Hand sew the opening closed.
8.Then sew your beads on. I used this vintage collar as my inspiration
and tried to copy the beaded pattern as best i could.2 rows of pearl beads
around the scallops, then 4 rows of bugle beads
then fill in the rest with pearl beads.
9.Lastly, sew on a hook and eye closure on the inside
(or a ribbon - that would be really cute!)
FINALLY you have got a chic collar!! yeah yeah :)'