Everything was smooth until now, but I have to face my fear: the Peter-Pan collar. No matter how much I turn and arrange my fabric, it’s just not enough to create the big dramatic collars I dreamed about… I have to sleep on it. The next day brings light: I use an old white bedsheet for the undercollar. My collar turns out so well! I’m very impressed by myself, I call my mom to brag to her about my success. In the meantime, I sew the collar on the dress and carefully hide every raw edge. I work for two hours with it to make everything perfect. Then I try it on just to realize: The collar is backwards. In the excitement, I put the shape of 3 on my back.
You see, there always has to be a challenge, no matter how careful you are, there is no road without bumps. That’s ok. That’s basically every story which was ever written: You try to achieve something, you work hard for it, you almost succeed but then you face an unexpected problem. You put a lot of attention and effort in it, you correct it and that’s what makes it worthy. I spent more than three hours to seam-rip, pin, and sew back my collar and facing.
Now it’s ready, I used every last bit of my fabric, so I can gladly say that this was a no-waste project. I learned a lot in the process and I feel like a little fairy in this dress. It’s easy and flowy like a ballerina costume but at the same time structured and detailed which reminds me of the texture of marble sculptures.