Added Jan 29, 2013
Aix En Provence,...
A Meringue skirt from Colette Patterns.
I did no design or fit alteration whatsoever, sewing a straight size 8.
But I did add an interlining (black crepe) to give my fabric more body.
Fabric is a printed cotton, quilt weight : La strada (or sometimes called Dolce vita) from Alexander Henry. I think it was from the 2008 collection.
I had been holding on to this fabric because I love it so much that I wanted to wait for the right project. When I saw the meringue skirt pattern when the Colette sewing handbook came out over a year ago, I knew that was the pattern I wanted to use for my fabric. It only took me a year to finally sew it ;) .
The skirt is worn with a Jasmine blouse (pattern from Colette also) made in a very fine silk crepe form Balenciaga. This fabric is a wonder to wear (and a pain to cut), It feels very luxurious.
Skirt outer shell fabric : La Strada from Alexander Henry.
Skirt underlining : synthetic black crepe.
Blouse fabric : fine silk crepe from Balenciaga.
Learn why every seamstress can benefit from flat patternmaking from instructor Deborah Moebes.
How to Grade, Draft, Design, and Sew Leggings with Meg!
Go far afield in wrap dresses, detailed jackets, and comfy separates for fall.
Comment To Win
Share your top fabric care tips for a chance to be in the magazine, and to get the issue for free!
Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014
Check out Meg's finished Mash Up project of her denim suit and see how you can sew along!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.