Khaki Skirt 04/09-101
There were a few comments regarding the zipper placement. Excellent suggestions to move the zip to one of the existing panel seams instead of creating a new centre back seam. I guess the final choice depends on your own figure type, I would put the zip wherever you are least curvy - for me that's what causes problems if I try and put a skirt zipper in the side seam. I also have a couple of skirts with side seam zips that are too big for me now and the thought of altering them is no fun at all - you practically have to take apart and remake the whole thing!
Robyn asked if this would be flattering for pear shapes. Absolutely yes - it's neither a straight skirt or a full a line. If you cut wide seam allowances it's easy to fit as you go on the many panel seams to get the skirt fitting closely where you need it to to flatter your figure.
Silk Top 04/09 - 122
Cindy asked if there was a lot of silk available in HK. Yes lots of it, although the price and quality varies enormously and you do need to check that what is being sold as silk really is. This particular green print came from a fabric market called Western Market which is generally quite expensive, but great quality. I think they told me it was an Armani fabric at the time, but you have to take these comments with a huge pinch of salt!
Blue dress 02/09 - 124
Lindsay T came up with the great suggestion of making this with a contrast bodice which I may just do, and Sherry V wanted to see the back view. While in our temporary apartment, I've got no dressform, no tripod and have to balance the camera on random bits of furniture so please bear with me on the photo quality for now.
And finally, I am now working on the linen jacket, also from 0409 BWOF. The weather was foul all weekend so I made a good start on the sewing though I still have all the fiddly bits to do.....