Friday, February 25, 2011
Creating the new Autumn Collection Part 4: The Assymetric Black Silk Emilie Blouse
One of the very latest Penelope Red designs has been handmade from a black silk, and a stunning vintage metallic braid. Above you can see me cutting the silk out. I decided to create this design on the bias- so the fabric moulds and falls around the body.
The neckline is assymetrical. When I think of Egyptian costumes, for some reason a one shoulder number jumps out at me. I wanted to create a blouse that had a one-shoulder feel to it, but you could still easily wear a bra with. The metallic braid has that eastern look, and a little Klimt included as well! The colours in the braid are very bright, and they include: purple, bright blue, gold, and brown.
Above I am sewing the braid onto the silk. The photos truly do not do the braid any justice... it looks ten times better in real life.
And here are a few snap shots of the blouse- not professional photos, but at least the show you the idea. I am very happy with this blouse... very different to anything I have created before, but still very elegant!
This blouse looks great tucked into a high waisted pair of pants too! (more on those at a later stage!)