I love Alexander McQueen. He is/was one of my favorite designers and I think it was definitely the right idea to let Sarah Burton design the collection after all she is the person who knows him best after being by his side for 16 years. This is some of my favorites from the s/s11 collection by Burton.
I think the collection still has McQueen written all over it, with its stricken shapes and couture-esq design, which un-doubtedly is the McQueens influence, but it also shows signs of a new era in the McQueen brand so congratulations to Sarah Burton.
This skirt was meant to have a center back zip along with side seam pockets. Instead I put the two together and combined the zip into the side seam pocket and thought I would share with you how I did it or basically winged it ;)
What You should Know First:
This is easier than it looks all you need to do is be able to insert an invisible zip.
The waist band was faced but I found it easier to attach the facing once the zip was in place.
This skirt also had lining but the lining fabric is treated as a single layer with the fashion fabric. Prep:
Prior to inserting the zip and pockets and treating the lining and fabric as one layer, I made sure both side seams were over-locked Construction Tips: These are by no means a definite way to do this, just the way I did it.
1. Pocket pieces should be kept separate, which makes it easier to place on the the skirt.
2. Taking the one pocket piece (Ignore that I have two in the pic) I lined it up on the right side of the skirt, with the correspondin…