This weekend I went home to Jersey and started my collection for the 'Fashion For Philanthropy' Fashion show!! My mother and I were slaving over the sewing machine all day Saturday to crank out some of the first pieces. Take a looksie...
I'm literally drowning in tulle. The collection is inspired by Villains, so I've decided to use tulle and leather. You may think they mix like oil and vinegar, but from a fashion point of view, they're beginning to make one sick collection.
The pink skirt I constructed by folding 4 yards of pink tulle in half, then gathered it evenly to fit into a 28 inch waist band that I made out of a faux leather/vinyl. The green skirt was more difficult to construct. I used 26, YES 26, yards of green citrus tulle. I cut 4 pieces of 6 yards each. 2 were cut full length to make the longest layer, 1 was folded in half to make the third and fourth layer and the last was folded into thirds to make the fifth, sixth, and seventh layer. I sewed them all together to make one long layered pieces and then gathered it to fit into a 25 inch waist band, also made out of the faux leather/vinyl.
OOF, and this was all in the first day.
And so.... the journey the continues.