Hot! Look Good In Leather | Polkadot

Because we are channelling polka dots this week I thought I’d channel the Louis Vuitton, Yayoi Kusama collection with this post layout. I hope it doesn’t mess with your eyes like when you stare at a fly screen straight−on, or is that just me?

First off, I’m happy with this top so there will be no whinging this week and thank you all for your lovely comments and help with the Dazed & Confused Dress last week, I’m hoping I can Kazzify the thing with your trusty help and fancy ideas. | Polkadot

So, for this challenge I’ve decided to work with chiffon and leather, a slippery slide into trouble perhaps but was willing to give it a whirl. If you look up there  ^ you will notice that the collar is twisted and the chevron seems to be out of line. The collar is detachable and happens to be askew and I can assure you that the chevron is in line (see last photo). Chiffon will do that you see, this week it was just me my remote and tripod, hubby wasn’t there to help ‘straighten me up’ before the photos so I was standing there clicking away thinking everything was in place ha! | Polkadot

I took it slow with this top I had to, sewing with chiffon quickly sent me into wonkville, unpicking the leather centre back strip because it drifted to the right, twice. I had serged all the raw edges and topstitched the front, side front, side back and back panels, sewing the leather rotary cut strips into place with a leather needle inserted. Next, I placed the centre leather strip down for the placket and trimmed the arm syce with the leather too. | Polkadot

The neck line is also trimmed with leather placing a hook n eye closure at the top. I wanted to place the snap studs down the centre back as instructed but decided against it sewing the back entrance down instead, the snap studs come in a pack of 6 for $5. It all adds up doesn’t it? so I omitted them. Hubby placed the snaps in for me, my yellow nails force the snaps to bounce around like a hot potato in my hands, I refuse to take them off because I believe they make my hands look ‘younger’ yes! I have the hands of an 80 year old. The hem I was thinking of turning under, but found that she seemed to sit oddly and just didn’t look complete so I cut thicker strips for the hem, and just like that the proportions came together, the weight of the leather forced the fabric to sit neater *happy dance* the side seams of the leather hem I decided to leave open as slits and placed longer strips as decoration to hide the joins.

The collar was easier to make detachable and I like the idea that I can wear it with other garments. The skirt is a play on drape-meaning, she’s just pinned in place for the photos. I’m on a black and white thing at the moment so this post and outfit fits the bill fabulously and makes me all happy inside and I’m really pleased with the outcome. I’ll name this one after Cody ChestnuTT’s -Look Good In Leather from The Headphone Masterpiece. His words not mine. A downright egotistical song if I ever heard one, so so good.


Thanks for kicking it with me. :)

The Facts

Fabric | Chiffon from LeStash. Leather from Ex handbag manufacturer 14 large pieces for $20 SCORE!!

Pattern | Vogue 1248
Year | Contemporary
Notions | Snaps
Time to complete | Approx 7hrs
First worn | For the pics
Wear again? Yes Yes Y E S
Total price | $5 chiffon $5 snaps Leather $5




Eclectic, fun loving seamstress sewing to the beat of her own drum.


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  1. Chiffon and leather? I shudder just thinking about dealing with that combo on the sewing machine. Kudos to you for taking it on (and succeeding!).

  2. Awesome! Glad you are back making spunky Kazz stuff that makes you happy. The top is amazing – great contrast of textures and fabrics.

    I will admit that the whole thing rather does make my head spin and my eyes hurt – it’s spots within spots within spots, with stripes going every which way and when I look at it I have the dizzy feeling you get after a carnival ride (and then, of course, you want to get right back on, which is exactly how I am about this outfit!)

  3. Yes! This is so cool! The top is very detailed and expensive looking. I particularly like the skirt, even if it is just pinned in place. Very fun layout, with the photos. It does do something to your eyes, but not in a bad way, I’d say more in a let me figure this out, look a bit closer way.

    And you look pleased which makes me happy! Keep them coming, Kazz!

    • My hubby said the same thing Barbara, it has to be the leather. The feel of this top feels luxurious especially the collar it’s lovely & soft.

      I now have a great leather contact not too far from my home. The ideas are coming thick and fast.

  4. Spicy! I love. You look so killer in this punk’d out top!

  5. I love this soooooo much! Chiffon and leather – you are so brave!

  6. I love that end shot. Looks like a work of art.

  7. This outfit is riotously awesome. These prints all hang together like a rock concert. I’m so impressed with your skillz.

  8. So much fun! That background does make my eyes kind of spin around. That top is so versatile and I love that the collar is detachable. Collars independent of attachment are also tres chic right now, although I know that’s not why you made it that way. Anywho, great post.

  9. I like it! I like it A LOT!! I would wear this in a heartbeat. Love that the collar is detachable. Seriously cool Kazz!

  10. Lovelovelove the combination of materials and print! You always rock the photoshoot!

  11. OK,I have to admit the first time I tried to read your post it made my head swim but I think I was really tired. I LOVE the combo of leather and chiffon. Your whole photoshoot is delicious : )

  12. I love this look! Are you serious? I can’t believe you made this; it is so amazing. I love that song too, great match for the title.