Third place was a beautiful Chanel suit made my Doris; she made her Chanel bag also.
So, I have had a busy few months, as you can tell by my lack of postings. However, that is no real excuse, but I will have to work harder on getting my fit better if I decide to enter again.
In any case, here are some photos from the show. This is my raincoat that I have posted about previously. I finally finished all the handwork. I embroidered the pockets, collars and cuffs with ribbon for Mokuba.
My inspiration was Paul Poiret's Sorbet dress from 1913.
I made it more contemporary using a peplum. At the time I started this top, I didn't realize that peplums were the big controversy of fashion right now.
I am also wearing a nest made by Kasia. She made it especially to complement my coat. I think she did a fabulous job. The above photograph is full size so you can see the stitching. The interior of the top is linen to give the silk a sturdy frame to be sewn to. The outside is silk, and I think quilted around the flowers on the black, and quilted the outline of the flowers in black silk thread on the white silk.
I guess now that I have finished it, my main concern since I made it with the peplum is that it will look dated after this year.