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!