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Frontal Zipper

Invisble zipper with a silk blouse's front.Hidden zipper within a pleated collar.

A rump-long hidden zipper, skillfully installed into the blouse’s front as a hand-sewn bearing between fabric and lining; a single invisible fastener to tailor the waist and continuate the pleat-sequence within the collar.

Rolling Buckle

victorian gothic short shorts being fit with a wool belt.
The short shorts are currently in the process of being amplified with a matching-fabric belt that’s easily lockable in two stances, for which was opted on equipping it with a rolling buckle, worked off with a silver bracket for guiding the remainder of the belt through and create a completed shining rectangle, making the construction look impeccable in its own, while the combination with punched metal eyelets fully strengthens the hold that the belt will have on the conjoinable furry leg-ins.

Flexible Hangers

The leeway from the window-like aperture in the back of the Cathedral Cape brought me to implement a set of sew-able chains, which are normally used to hang a garment in the neckline, but happened to be ideal in length, sturdiness and expandability for constraining the cape’s slacking layers and guide its trailing motion.

Versatile Fasteners

Right gilet closure, fastened with lining loops.Left gilet closure, fastened with stay buttons

The removability of the coat’s gilet-closure turned out to be an unanticipated challenge after several zipper experiments proved unsatisfactory, prompting the decision of affixing the two halves directly onto the coat’s facing and have them bend inwards instead, meeting them with stay buttons and closure loops on the lining, forming an actually more practical method of switching between the design‘s ‘open’ and ‘closed’ renditions.

The Proper Suitor

Marquis Coat button, taking the color of both garment materials
Sometimes the slightest detail can matter most into distinguishing what the most proper finish would be, especially when the design is already obtrusive in its own whereas adding even more to it would be less favorable as to searching a way of combining the currently present elements within needed trimming, which is why I am feeling utmost delighted to have found this little button showing rough matted edges around a polished glossy center, perfectly mimicking shading and shine of both the coat’s velvet base and cashmere pieces, forging an intelligible connection in fastening the garment’s central gilet-closure.

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