Remember that amazing white leather vest with the studded silver lapel from our Resort 2013 Collection? Naturally, girls in fashion often find themselves wanting next season’s looks right now, so we really couldn’t wait until Resort hits the racks to wear it. (Can you blame us?) So we took matters into our own hands and whipped up a DIY collar inspired by this must-have vest. With some silver faux leather from M&J Trimming and a minimalistic metal closure, we created this silver collar that adds instant cool to any top. Follow our instructions below to make your own!
2. Trim your silver trim into a long trapezoid for your collar. You may want to use a real collared shirt as a template, or simply wrap the trim around your neck and eyeball it. Angle the edges a bit – our trim was 16 inches long at the top, and 17 inches long at the bottom.
3. Thread your needle with the silver thread and tie a knot at the bottom of the thread. Place one end of the metal closure over the top corner of the silver trim, and begin sewing around it to hold it in place. Once it’s secure, tie the thread in a knot in the back and snip the ends.
4. Repeat Step 3 by sewing the other side of the metal closure to the other side of the collar.
5. You’re all done! Simply unclip the metal closure to put the collar on.