1850s Starched Cotton And Lace Collar

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My mid-Victorian handsewn cotton and lace collar.

victorian handsewn stached lace collar

I used thin, white cotton fabric, and white cotton bobbin lace.

victorian handsewn stached lace collar

The raw edges of the collar are finished with a hand rolled hem.

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The lace is attached with overcasting stitches.

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I starched and ironed the collar. Now it’s as stiff as paper.

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Here I’m wearing the collar with my 1840s walking dress.

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