It's been made up by a few talented ladies - I particularly like Corecouture's who likened it to a toilet roll - stay with me! ;) It's the spiral seam down the skirt that is best described as similar in form to a toilet roll core. Fortunately that one seam is sewn on the straight grain, so the only real concerns come with pattern matching.
|Red is CF & ties, green is CB|
|The skirt takes 2.34m for my 5'6" + heels height (excluding lining)|
I couldn't imagine it in the thicker crepe that the pattern envelope shows, however, I adore it in a thin, slippery, silk. This silk was nabbed from Kinki Gerlinki after I saw it on Helen's Instagram feed - and when I went back to buy more, it was nowhere to be found, so I was very glad I had 2m.
|That one centre seam, sewn a few times... and learning about bias and dropping|
My 2m of 115cm silk required a touch of piecing and it isn't lined, I'd possibly increase the size of the facings to create a partially lined version down to my hips, however I chose not to add another fabric and have the tiniest of scraps left.
|My muslin unfolded & used as my pattern piece, note how my silk is short|
(Sourced from Sew Squirrel) - Hint found on Patricia's Note's from a High Road top post
|There are three layers of silk organza (including the selvage) stabilising the waist & ties|
The circular bronze lace (hmm, feel free to let me know what else the metallic circles on the organza base could be described as) came from Rathdowne Remnants when the Collette Dinnegan silks arrived. I loved it on sight and despite it being horrid to sew, am very glad that it has been sewn and worn.
I underlined it with a crepe/satin in pink and wrestled at every seam with the thickness of the centre of the circles, and how they frayed away if cut. The neck & armholes are finished with hand sewn bias in the pink satin. To enable me to wear this with jeans in future, I didn't cut the bronze fabric short, rather, it's folded under and hand sewn to the underlining.
And where did I wear this amazing ensemble? Why to Frocktails in Sydney on Saturday night of course ;) Kat will post a round up of who was there and who we all wore (spoiler, I wore MaciNic) ;)
A huge Thank You to all of the wonderful ladies who came to Sydney - and to the Melbourne crew who hosted their very own Mocktails & linked in online.
|Silliness with half of the awesome Canberra Crew: Jen TheStitcher&Gatherer & Myra|
Thanks Kat for the photos!! ;)