There was specific inspiration for the piece. I won't say what. I'm sure you smart boys and girls can conjure it up.
|We started out with one of my popular Pick-Up Skirts... in purple.|
|Then we added what I've come to call a "Quasi-Ghawazee" coat.|
|For example, typical ghawazees don't have boning.|
|But they would have hooks...|
|... and eyes.|
|But not lacing under the arms.|
|Detail View; Left Gore|
|Detail View; Right Gore|
|Inside View - Just as colorful!|
|Some seams are flat-felled.|
|Other seams are "hong-kong", or hemmed in on themselves.|
|Because flat-felling gores is a rubbish idea.|
|Sleeve Seam; I encased this one in bias, but didn't flat-fell it.|
Have you guessed the inspiration, yet?