Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Medallion Collar Finished! ...And Antique Pattern Library

It's done!  I'm so pleased to have finally made this collar.  I modified the first round of the neckline to avoid having to make all those separate diamond-shaped pieces between medallions (as I had discussed in a previous blogpost) and also because I couldn't make them fit right for me.  I used a SCMR with a smaller ring thrown off it to fill the gap instead and incorporated it into the first round of the neck edge which simplifies things a lot.







Now I need to find a way to wear it!  I'm thinking I'd like to make a shirt or a dress from it so that the collar is not just added on top of something but is part of the garment.  I need to give it some thought.


And as we're on the topic of vintage patterns, I wondered if any of you had seen the Antique Pattern Library website?  They have several vintage tatting publications available online.  I need to explore it more.  Here is the link should anyone be interested: Antique Pattern Library

If anyone would like to make the collar, I have a filmed a series of videos that show how to tat it from start to finish.

Best wishes,
Frivole

20 comments:

  1. Wow, gorgeous !!! All your modifications have worked wonderfully.

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  2. It's beautiful! I hope you will model it for us when you finish the shirt or dress to go with it.
    StephanieW

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    1. Thank you Stephanie, yes, if I do eventually manage to make something nice with it, I'll show you. :-)

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  3. That’s the ‘problem’ with interpreting old patterns - staying true to the original. But in this case I’m sure that the designer (whoever it may have been) would be grateful for your very sensitive and clever modifications. What you’ve achieved is simply stunning.

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  4. Nicely done!!! Enjoy it. Perhaps you can figure out a way to use it with several different garments? That way it will be enjoyed more.

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    1. Thank you! I love the look of the collar but I'm still not sure how I feel about wearing it so I really hope to find a way to do so.

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  5. Magnificent! Well done. I’d like to see how you wear it.

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  6. Thank you Frivole, I am SOOOOOO going to do this collar by following your youtube videos!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Hello Maria, I'm very glad to hear it! I hope you'll enjoy making it. :-)

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  7. Totally awesome!!!! :) Such a treasure!!

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  8. Beautifully done! It does deserve to be part of a special outfit.

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    1. Thanks Diane... just got to find what that outfit could be! :-)

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  9. Beautiful, you have made aa very beautiful collar, well done on sorting the pattern to fit.
    Sorry its a late comment I have been in bed the whole Easter with flu

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  10. The collar turned out beautifully! All your adjustments made it flawless. Congratulations! Thank you for sharing the videos of your creative process.

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