Friday, May 25, 2012

fashion project: lace applique collar

stained collar

Accidents do happen even during laundering. In my case, somehow one of white thrifted white blouses was stained with colour on its collar. I could either dye the blouse or to fix the collar. And I chose the latter by sewing some laces on the collar - lace applique.

what u need

What you need:

Corded lace
Nail polish (transparent)

1 cut lace
Cut out desired motives from the lace

2 apply nail polish
Apply nail polish around the cut lace to avoid fraying

3 pin cut lace
Once the pieces have dried, place and pin the pieces onto the collar

4 stitch lace
Stitch the pieces of cut lace onto the collar

Finished collar

front collar
Close-up of front collar

back collar
Close-up of back collar

I am still contemplating whether I should embellish the collar or should I leave it as it is. To me the collar or the blouse looks rather dull and the stains are not fully covered. Hhhmm...

Anyway, hope this project would help anyone who wants to cover stains on the collar or to give a fresh new look to any pieces.

Have a lovely weekend!


  1. Hy doll! lovely post! what do u say about following each other?:X

  2. what a lovely tutorial! I love the result, colar looks great!