It's Finished! (except for attaching the panel to the skirt properly) What do you think?
I used the Amy Butler Barcelona A Line Skirt pattern for the black skirt. I then made the top panel using Red Seed Studio Lipstick Palm Print for the front panel with a natural twill backing.
I love it - very happy. I love it how the pattern stands out on the black background of the skirt. It looks good with my new boots too..I really like the black running along the bottom to, like a frame..
My husband came home from Golf and I raced into the bedroom to put it on and give him a fashion parade. I came out of the bedroom and said "What do you think?"
He said "I thought the panel was going to be in the skirt coz at the moment it looks like a tea towel"
God Damn It!! Bloody Men.... But the most annoying things is it actually it is a good idea for my next one, to have the panel contained in the skirt rather than over the top.
Things I could improve for the next one - a cleaner edge to my over flap. I don't like how the corners are a bit wonky they are sewn straight but when I turned the panel out I might not have pressed it quite right. I might take the hem up a bit so there is not so much black along the bottom and a big of leg showing over my boots.
Anyway - I am still learning and I think it looks COOL. So I have come to you ladies, who have taste and know what you are on about, for your opinion?