Look Good In Leather
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.
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!
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.
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. :)