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Placemat --> Dress Collar

Added May 6, 2013

by sewingentusiast

Toronto, Canada






Simple way of turning a placemat into a dressy collar. Edges are finished with binding.

Blue Vintage Dress is my earlier project…

Material Notes





Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    May 7, 2013, 01.26 PMby sleepy-dumpling

    A brilliant idea! Finishes the dress beautifully.

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    May 6, 2013, 05.44 PMby Mary Athey

    fabulous idea, it looks so good like this x

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    May 6, 2013, 04.36 PMby pinkgribble

    Beautiful and the collar looks amazing. What dress pattern did you use its a very nice dress you have done a great job……………………love it.

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      May 7, 2013, 12.37 AMby sewingentusiast

      Thank you, PinkGribble!
      I used vintage vogue 8789 pattern – very easy and nice fit:

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      May 7, 2013, 05.52 PMby pinkgribble

      Thanks for that. Did you have to line the top of the dress, I haven’t really made many dresses still at the pinny stage.

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      May 8, 2013, 01.24 AMby sewingentusiast

      Fabrick is thick (i think it is used for roman blinds),so i did not need the lining . Bodice is 4 pieces folded over the v-neck line – so the only finishing is really for armsues ,neck line is self-finishing. I used self-made pettycoat (posted in my projects as well). Try the pattern – you might want to wait when they go on sale (I enjoy making dresses, I wore my polka-dot dress the first time and got so many compliments – people were asking where i got the dress…)

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      May 8, 2013, 10.57 AMby pinkgribble

      Just had a look at some of your other dresses they are beautiful makes me want to make one. I think I need an easy pattern to get me started……….any ideas!

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      May 9, 2013, 02.11 AMby sewingentusiast

      Patterns are on sale now …$4.99


      Good luck!

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    May 6, 2013, 03.18 PMby ariation

    This is beautiful! Great idea

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    May 6, 2013, 09.31 AMby SENEBO

    What a stunning dress and the collar idea really works well.

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      May 7, 2013, 12.39 AMby sewingentusiast

      Thank you, Senebo!
      Dress, you are wearing, looks really nice on you!

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    May 6, 2013, 08.55 AMby celestechen6

    Very creative. And beautiful dress too.

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      May 7, 2013, 12.41 AMby sewingentusiast

      Thank you so much! I want to learn how to make fabric flowers – it would be a nice touch for vintage dresses…
      S McB

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    May 6, 2013, 01.54 AMby Angie H

    fabulous idea. pretty dress.

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