The collar was pretty straight-forward. I was going to do the solid purple collar that the Outer Senshi seem to have in Crystal, but I thought it looked totally boring, so I went back and added the white stripe accents around the edges from the good ol' original anime. This added about an inch all the way around the whole deal, which I think also improved the general appearance.
Despite the time I spent taking measurements and drawing sketches, I decided to ignore all of them because when I started working it looked too big. It wasn't. Eventually, I'm going to learn to follow my own instructions. I swear I'm going to stick to my measurements for the bodice in order to avoid painful re-dos. It's really important to me that the bodice is form fitting because dammit I don't want to look like a Sailor Sack. I've seen too many Sailor Scouts that look like they're wearing bags, man. Too many. It hurts. Such pain.
I made the collar in three purple panels of sc and then invisible seamed the two triangular front panels to the back panel. Then I put alternating rows of white and purple in sc around it for the stripes. The end. Super straight-forward. The response to the pictures I posted on tumblr blew my mind. People were super impressed by the most basic thing I made for this costume. I guess it's really recognizable though? I don't know. No one cared about the Silence Glaive. lulz
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