I’m terrible about finishing projects, but after starting this blog yesterday, I figured I’d better get my butt in gear on wrapping up some of these loose ends. (Literally, many of my Victorian collars simply need the loose threads woven in and blocking.)
So, when I got home from work this afternoon, I sat down and finished the final row of the Mignonnette collar from the Riego book, while watching Stargate (the movie). And I didn’t stop there! I actually went out to my sewing studio, woven in the loose threads, pinned everything into shape, and blocked it. Woohoo! Now, if I could only figure out how this shape of collar was worn. I’ve seen vintage examples, but I’ve never seen one in period photographs. The collar is only about a half circle, rather than a full or three-quarters, which I’ve seen plenty of pictures of. I guess I’ll have to keep on searching and maybe do some experiments on my dressform once the collar is finished blocking.
Photos coming soon