The Power Collar

by Erin on May 28, 2005


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I'm only showing you this dress from the waist up (the skirt is a perfectly ordinary four-gore skirt) to emphasize that this dress is all about the collar. Look at how the sleeve cuffs echo the flare of the collar points; look at how the model in the illustration has her nose in the air! She knows this collar makes her UNSTOPPABLE. She's practically a superhero (look at the mask of veiling), all because of this collar.

If you click on the image, you'll see the whole pattern in a new window. Next to our heroine you will see her nemesis, who is wearing the same dress in black, with button detailing along the sides of the chest opening. (Those evil types always go in for hardware.)

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Miachelle May 29, 2005 at 12:16 pm

Your site is wonderful-you focus on the fashions that I so love and wish would come back to dominate teh fashions of today.

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Erin May 29, 2005 at 12:19 pm

Thank you so much!

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Raven May 29, 2005 at 11:21 pm

Just found you…love the dresses…love the commentary…and I love that you have The Hundred Dresses linked. i was just thinking yesterday, that I haven’t read it in a very long time, and it is such a wonderful story.

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Anonymous May 30, 2005 at 11:17 am

Can you comment on the sizing of these patterns–I see that this is a size (o’m’god) 18 with a bust of 36, hips 39. I believe in current times these measurements might be like a 12, or maybe 14. I’m curious about the sizing of women’s clothes in general–pretty sure it’s marketing, not reality, but I’m curious about your thoughts.

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Wow July 18, 2006 at 3:06 am

Really. Thisdress looks wonderful. And I like the spirit of this site, it’s not cheap.

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Anonymous February 10, 2009 at 3:03 pm

OA

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