My sister has this navy dress, which used to have a large sailor-style collar on it. She didn’t like it though (and I have to agree it kind of spoiled the line of the dress) so I had a go at revamping it a bit for her. I decided to go for a little lacy collar in a contrasting colour. The first step was to cut off the original collar (very fiddly!), and this done I pinned the bright pink lace into place. Then for sewing – again quite fiddly as I didn’t want the stitches showing through the lace and I also wanted the inside of the dress to not look too bad.
When I had sewn it all in place, the lace wasn’t sitting quite right at the back, probably because straight lines don’t like curves that much. So I sewed the bottom of the lace in place too and it sat much better. I really like the overall look now of the dress, and you can definitely see the line of the nice floaty dress better. My sister is a fan (I hope, or else she was just being nice!)