Tuesday, April 24, 2012

DIY Beaded Collar

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I found this shirt at the Salvos opshop in Glebe last weekend. I wasn't terribly enamoured with the floral print but that amazing beaded collar caught my eye and immediately I knew what to do with it, DIY a detached collar to wear over other shirts and tops.

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You can see what I mean when I say it had an amazing collar. I've never seen anything like it before with its  beaded bits and triangle cut outs, it really is rather unique. It was missing a few buttons here and there, for this photo I closed the shirt with a safety pin.

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Step one in DIY'ing is to gather your materials. For this small project I just needed some scissors and a needle and thread.

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Step two was to cut away the shirt from the collar. I followed the hem line around the back of the collar and left a piece where the button hole sat so the shirt would still button up. I sewed on one of the buttons from the shirt to fasten the collar. I then hand sewed the unhemmed edges to finish.

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Voilà an easy unique DIY collar that took all of 5 minutes to create. Can't wait to wear it out tonight (and get pics of me wearing it asap) xoxo

11 comments:

  1. That collar is AMAZING, seriously, I can understand why you couldn't pass up that shirt. I've never seen anything like it. Awesome diy, I may need to give something similar a try.

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  2. that collar is great! Pretty good eye to spot the potential of it! :)

    Looking forward to seeing how you wear it.

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  3. very clever. :)

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  4. very cool collar. i'm all ove rthis DIY as now i can make sure the collar will fit my neck unlike most store made ones!

    SJx

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  5. the collar is beautiful but I quite like the whole top ;) awesome find!

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  6. Great DIY, fantastic idea, however, the color of the beads doesnt pop because of the print, maybe different beads color?
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  7. This would've taken me 5 hours, not 5 minutes :) What a great collar!

    --Zoey @ zoe has her moments

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  8. Hehe, I've done this before, it turned out pretty cool. The collar you managed to find is freaking awesome though.

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  9. Love that collar.

    The buttons on the shirt are also pretty cool- Be nice on a plain black top.

    Off topic, I got a great Matisse art print fully framed from my local Salvos for $15- Could not believe it-Looks great!

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