1850s Starched Cotton And Lace Collar

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This is my mid-Victorian handsewn cotton and lace collar. I used thin, white cotton fabric and white cotton bobbin lace.

victorian handsewn stached lace collar
Wrong side of the Victorian collar: hand-rolled hems

I finished the raw edges of the collar with hand rolled hems. Then I attached the lace with overcasting stitches. After that I starched and ironed the collar. Now the collar is as stiff as paper.

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

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