I love all the heavy beading that gave the girlish, whimsical peter pan collar more of a rocker chic feel. I was also smitten with the idea of having a virtual collar to pop onto any old tee-shirt for an instant pulled together look. So I then scoured the internet and found these great tutorials on various sites for said necklace/collar.
Sequin Covered Collar by Stripes and Sequins here
And so with a basic idea of how to construct it and knowing what I did and didn't like about each collar I set about making my own. I used felt for the back drop, some tiny beads for the glam factor, intricate trim for detail and black velvet ribbon for the tie.
After cutting the iconic shape, I tacked on this black decorative trim I found at a fabric outlet. It gives it a really complete edge and was really simple to add with a couple of stitches here and there with needle and thread.
I like the direction it's going and plan to finish it up this weekend with some gunmetal pearl beads along the tops edge... and who knows where else! This has been a plan-as-I-go project with occasional referrals back to my inspiration pieces. Do you have any trends you plan on DIYing to get just right?