I'm so excited to have the very gorgeous and stylish Brittany of Va-Voom Vintage contribute a guest post today. We've both been inspired by Casey's adaptation of a beaded collar as a necklace or dress accessory, and Brittany has put together a tutorial to make your own vintage-inspired beaded collar.
Since the beginning of fashion history, ladies have used removable accessories to create different looks in their wardrobe. Depression era and wartime fashions demonstrate the importance of using a few lovely frills to make the most of what you have. A vintage beaded collar is a perfect accessory for dressing up a simple frock or cardigan. A decadent collar may also be worn as a necklace.
For this tutorial, I have designed 3 different beaded collar styles, based on original vintage pieces. Beading takes time but it's a lovely way to spend a rainy afternoon or quiet evening at home. The peter pan collar (level 1) is the easiest while level 3 is the most difficult beading pattern. Download and print the PDF patterns and instructions below. You can customize the look of these collar patterns by using different fabric colors and various types of beads. Happy beading!
Beaded Collar Instructions