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.
Fashion & Trends
Save 50% On 27 Stunning Dress Patterns with the code NYE2014!
Save 40% on some of our most stylish patterns with the code BOXING2014- 12/26/2014 Only!
Sew in the new year with patterns that were 'the' patterns 2014! (we are also putting them on sale)
Member Project of the Week
She modified this coat wonderfully by adding length and changing the pockets and collar
Congratulations to addiemiller22 for winning, and now being the face of our Cascade Designer Dress!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.