Thanks to Marianna of Sew2Pro for starting the ball rolling and sending me down the rabbit hole on this one.
There’s a lot of skirt going on there
but wait…. that’s not all it does…
I sewed a couple of hooks at the side seams on the hem and sewed four loops under the selvage edged waist – by hooking the hemline at various points around the waist I can change the shape and drape of the skirt. The left shoulder is secured with a button so it can be undone and buttoned under the arm for an off the shoulder look.
The skirt seams are Frenched so that when I lift the hem for gathers and changing shape there are no raw edges showing.
And the shoes…. Vivienne Westwood, of course… Lady Dragon Sky blue with shiny red lips.
And what’s the first thing my hairdresser said to me this morning?
“Is that a Vivienne Westwood dress?”
Made my day!