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This is my last project for FW season and my favorite one. The skirt is made of cotton velvet and hand embroidered with the Mermaid figure.
The Mermaid used to be a very popular theme in traditional greek embroidery and I was inspired by a 17th century wedding dress from the island of Crete, shown in the last two photos.
I have to say that velvet is a delightful material to work with and I had no difficulty in handling it (both sewing and embroidering), despite the numerous discouraging posts on the web…