I am relieved that the first look is done. These fabrics were about as challenging as I feared with their slipperiness, tendency to fray, and extreme delicacy. Overall, I am really proud of myself for making this look work so well, especially considering that this was my first time ever working with silk charmeuse and chiffon. I love the blouse — it looks spectacular with just a pair of jeans (see last photo). I am pleased with the skirt as well, although I probably would finish the edges and hem differently if I reproduced this for sale. (The topstitching does not facilitate as smooth a look as I would like.) My favorite thing about the skirt is that it has great movement, fluttering with each step, so it would show particularly well on the runway. I would love to hear your thoughts on how these garments turned out. Meanwhile, I will be moving along to the second look in the collection!
Front view, with a little wind:
Blouse, with jeans: