"Start at the beginning...

And when you get to the end, stop."

This is the advice that Alice, who is lost in Wonderland, receives as she seeks to find her way.

I appreciate this advice, find it helpful and remind myself of it from time to time. And, just like Alice, I give myself very good advice, but I don't always follow it.

So instead of starting on my Lisette traveler dress at the beginning, naturally I began in the middle. I was so worried about messing up the collar that I decided to start there. I stumbled upon this step-by-step instruction to create a perfectly turned collar and went for it.

I'm happy to report that it worked! I took a picture of it but it just looks like a white collar, sort of priestly. Not that interesting.

I'm making my dress with muslin first as a practice before I tackle the really pretty turquoise striped fabric I bought for the project.

So far so good!

Progress pictures soon!