Wednesday, June 8, 2016

1850s Wide Collar

I'm still working on some larger projects, but meanwhile I completed a basic white collar for the mid-1850s. Since that's where I'm spending most of my time, it seemed necessary; narrow 1860s collars don't quite fit the aesthetic of c. 1855.

1850s Reproduction Basic White Collar

This collar is a single layer of pimatex broadcloth, which is slightly heavier than the pima lawn I'm using in the never-ending-broderie-anglaise-collar.   It's fitted to the neckline of my yellow dress, measures 2.75" wide, and is finished with narrow hand-sewn hems.

1 comment:

  1. I love how small changes (like the width of a collar) can really help solidify a dress's particular time frame! Lovely job!


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