collared!


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Why are collars so attractive? They're hardly functional. They tend to be a complete pain to get right. And yet I am drawn to them, inexorably.

This one is really cute, and in B38, and available on eBay for a BIN of $9.99. The seller has some other good patterns, I think, but her pictures are very fuzzy. This was the best of the lot. If you're charging ten bucks per, I think you ought to at least make sure the details are clear. Especially if it's a Vogue Special Design. But perhaps this is just a quirk of mine, to be filed under "Reasons Erin is way too picky to live."

I am going to another conference next month and I'm looking for new pattern candidates. Because, really, nothing calms my overall stress levels quicker than finding a new pattern and trying it out with new fabric two or three days before I have to wear it. Right? Right. I don't think this projects the necessary air of authority (unless I need to be taken as an authority on picnics and cold drinks), but it's damn cute.

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  1. Sold! Thanks for the tip!Being taken for an authority on picnics and drinks might be a step up for me. I just hope it doesn’t make me look like an EASY authority on picnics and drinks.Well, actually, maybe that wouldn’t be so bad, either.

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  2. But collars are functional, if you consider the way they frame the face and collarbone so lovely-lysigh. it’s late. BTW- You are going to swoon when you see the latest post from the sartorialist!!!

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