I wanted something totally flippy and ridic. The setting was “modelling industry party”, so I figured on making the skirt shorter as well. To work the legs, etc. I have to give Chase some credit here, he said “you know what could go with burlap? Gold lamé.
The plaid-ish fabric was salvaged from this insane shirt Chase has had in his closet for years. I’m using it as my embellishment and lining for the skirt and cowl, which I feel remains in the spirit of the challenge. The panels of the skirt have drawn threads that are highlighted with gold embroidery floss.
I actually really dig the resulting dress shape and will probably make it again in for myself from a material that isn’t burlap.
Problems with this look:
- Where the skirt panels join at the hip line is messy. I should have reinforced them more. Especially since the dress was thrown in the dryer.
- The drawn thread treatment should have been the same on front and back. I totally underestimated the time involved in the process.
- Too short? I’m a bad judge of that. It’s a butt-skimmer, but I tend to think in what one can wear while sitting. On a bus.
- Yes, the zipper is the wrong colour. I’ll have you know that the local fabric shop is about twenty-plus minutes away by car.
Next week’s previews indicate a teamwork challenge. As you may remember from how I wrote out my rules, I’ve thought of a provision for that. I’m going to have a “guest designer” who will give me a sketch and dictate how I make one of the two (!!) pieces.