A new outfit in the After Dior group.
Let’s start with the skirt.
This time I decided to make the skirt a full circle instead of the semi-circle I did for the white skirt.
I cut the circle using red silk dupioni and lined it with light red silk organza.
I used my fan pleater to pleat the skirt. It spent four days in the pleater with a daily dose of steaming.
Once I took it out of the pleater I added a waist band and a zipper in the back and two snaps for closure.
While the skirt was in the pleater I worked on the jacket.
It’s made of silver acetate fabric which is soft and crinkly.
Once the jacket was done, I started applying layers of black silk organza and black tulle in order to get the various degree of darkness.
The layers were hand stitched to the silver shell.
I steamed the jacket in order to get the collar to sit just right and in places I hand stitched it, so it stays in the placement I liked.
At first, I considered making an underskirt but when I put the outfit on the doll, I realized that it does not need anything for the fullness. The skirt has enough fabric to give it the fullness that I was after.
The outfit come with grey tights, silver shoes and the jewelry which consists of the black beads necklace, silver beads earrings and a black bracelet.
The belt is made of leather in snake sking print. The belt goes through a loop in the back and ties in the front.
The doll is not included.