The South American themed fabric panel I posted earlier about has been finally transformed into this skirt:
From the very beginning I envisioned something simple, gathered on the waist, with a zip side or back opening. However, after a zipper was in place the result appeared to be disappointing. Due to a thick nature of hand-embroidered fabric the opening looked very bulky. So, I have eventually settled on an elastic waistband that in my opinion looks "just right".
The skirt is fully lined and available at my newly opened shop www.refinedjunction.etsy.com .
I couldn't wait to share the pics of the wonderful gift my parents gave me. Somehow, they managed to order these goodies from Uzbekistan, where I was born and raised until 16 (half of my life!). Here is a piece of traditional Uzbek silk ikat fabric (I noticed ikat has lately gained some "popularity" here, in the US):
Also, take a look at these Vera plates I found a while ago. Aren't they beautiful?
Too bad these three is all I have (I browse Ebay from time to time in an attempt to make up to a set).