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New York Fashion Week. Inspiration.

Christian Siriano

 Zak Posen

Jason Wu

 Prabal Gurung

 Billy Reid

Considering this is the S/S 2012 show I'm surprised by how classic the colour palette is. I do like it, it's nice to have a classic look instead of  the predictable contemporary feel which has often been the 'look' of the last few seasons.
floaty materials, ruffles and gathers are in abundance (rather renaissance with a hint of the 50's and a lick of the 70's). I'm also swooning over the presence of the circle skirt and it's variations, I do like the circle skirts, so simple to make, that's definitely one for the spring makes list!
 I'm also eyeing up Prabal Gurung scarf skirt, a version of this would look lovely made out of a vintage/thrift-ed scarf. 
Those asymmetric floaty skirts of Jason Wu and the pink peplum skirt are also contenders for my makes list.

What about you, do you have a list of things to make well in advance of the actual season, I always like to look to a season or two a head, I'm a bit of a planner and compulsive list wright-er it's just a shame that I rarely stick to it........... oh well maybe this year will be a first ;) 


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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.
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.

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