The Power Collar

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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.)

0 thoughts on “The Power Collar

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


  2. 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.


  3. 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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