Added Jun 23, 2013
I’m enchanted by the works of Cristobal Balenciaga in the late 40s, by the slim and elegant models posing for the shots in simple but beautifully tailored garments. My project is a far cry from that but was greatly inspired by the photos included in black and white.
For the high-waist pencil skirt I used the following pattern:
Pencil Skirt 07/2012 #120
I just name it the “perfect pencil skirt ever” :)
It gives me the most amazing figure and sits on my body like it was my second skin. I can only recommend it for women who have pear shaped lower-body. I have a little tummy but a very round butt, this pattern suits me perfect. I used size 36 with 1.5cm seam-allowance.
The jacket is a mix-match of old patterns, but I drafted the flared lower part myself. I, unfortunately had only a limited amount of this gorgeous rich brocade left so I couldn’t quite get the pleats right but I does not bother me at all.
What bothers me is my pictures…I haven’t got the skills to take decent images, sorry about that :)
The jacket is fully lined.
Ps.: I have some fabric left but very little, I’m thinking of making a cropped bustier with the pencil skirt…should I?
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