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The moment I saw the Chanel catwalk show featuring their hidden corset signature look, I had to try making one of the amazing suits.

This is, in fact, my second attempt at making a three piece. This time the corset was made from scratch, fully lined and finished with cotton encased boning and elastic lace.

The top was made based on a Vogue vintage pattern (the front panel and button variation); the skirt was also based on a vintage pattern which I modified by adjusting the length, front pleats to fit over the corset.

The boucl fabric I used is a bit soft and I wish it were more responsive, however loads of ironing solved the problem in the end!

Notions: wool boucle, Fenwick’s, Leicester; buttons: Vogue buttons, Hobbycraft; shoes brown suede with pink polcadots: Manolo Blahnik; headpiece: handmade from pink carnations and hyacinth

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