Wednesday, April 6, 2011

from my dressing room......



Hi everyone - hope your day is going fabulous...... from my dressing room today I am wearing a capelet top & skirt that are both  made by me.  The skirt is my own design (an A line skirt) & I used some gorgeous chocolate dupioni silk for the front & charmeuse for the back.  Two different types of fabric for one skirt!




I started this skirt in March but only finished now because I made my first hand sewn zipper or also called a hand picked zipper.  This is where you hand sew in the zipper instead of using a machine.  It was a technique that I had been wanting to try & this fabric was perfect for it because of its delicacy.    I used Threads tutorial & it was very well written & easy to understand.  I like this way of inserting zippers & I will definitely use this technique again.


 I also tried to make a box pleat in the front. It turned out o.k. for my first try!  I serged the hems of the skirt in black thread.  The capelet top is also my own design which I wrote about in a previous post so I wont bore you again with the details!

I am wearing this to work today!

12 comments:

Betty B. said...

A vey good idea for the skirt and i like how it looks combined with the top. The chocolate brown looks great!

Bruna Andolfato said...

Thank you Denise!
I loved your visit in my blog.
Thanks for the comment and for following!
Kisses from Brazil!

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Frazzled Mama said...

Hi!!! I'm stopping by and following from Wondering Wednesday Blog Hop. I hope you'll check out my blog Frazzled Mama at http://frazzled-mama.com and follow me back. Have a great day.

Janlynn said...

Very nice outfit. Congratulations on the hand stitched zipper. That's quite a feat.

magdamagda said...

I bet you got many compliments at work!
And thank you so much for choosing my necklace for your catwalk yay can't wait! Maybe I should start working on my DIY post abt it!

Hugs,
Magda

SondraMama said...

new follower from Thirsty Thursday Blog hop =]

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Carolyn said...

Hi Denise, I have given you a stylish blogger award. There is no obligation to take it if you don't want, but if you like you can check out the details on my blog here
http://handmadebycarolyn.blogspot.com/2011/04/un-stylish-blogger-writes-about-vogue.html

Anna said...

Love this outfit, especially the skirt and shoes! :)

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Beautiful, it is great you are trying new things in sewing. Trial and seam ripper I tell you! Thanks for sharing at Beyond The Picket Fence.

Krafty Kat said...

Great job! Your shoes and bag match perfectly, btw! Thanks for linking up to Gettin' Krafty With It!

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

Do your co-workers know you make so many of your clothes?! I would definitely want to be friends with you at work :)

Tany said...

That's lovely! I like the idea of using two fabrics on the same skirt!