We live in a high rise building and we have employees. They work the front desk, do housekeeping and maintenance. Recently, they were allowed to pick out new uniforms. They chose Hawaiian shirts. I decided I wanted to fit in since I have a job too. I am a mail and package carrier so Mom decided to make me Hawaiian collars.
Mom found the fabric for my collars on ETSY. She would have preferred to shop in person, but the nearest Joann's Fabrics is about 45 minutes away and she is still not really shopping at many stores. She looked at their fabric online and couldn't really find anything she liked, plus she would have had to order 2 yards of material and she only needs like a 1/4 of a yard to make a collar for me. The ETSY fabric was 18" x 30" and it came in five different styles, so it was a good option.
Mom has a love-hate relationship with making collars. She loves when they are finished but she hates making them. The last step in the process is usually when she starts cussing. She has to sew around the hardware and it is a very hard to get the fabric in the position she wants because it is so small and in an awkward position. There just has to be a better way but Mom started making collars in 2006 or 2007 and still hasn't figured it out.
The collar making process went fairly well this time. She didn't break any needles and she only had to re-thread the machine a few times. I don't think I heard her cuss. It was a success! I ended up with three new collars. Mom calls it my "beachwear".
|Here I am with the first collar.|
|I refused to try on the other two, so Mom just put them on top of me.|