To be perfectly honest, I don't think that size ribbon (the small one) is appropriate on most of the clothes they use it on - particularly the coats. Small ribbon is for small details or closer corseting.
I think this is a great design for this unique site but the demonstration is rather abating to the garment. Ooh well, Also the model's hip is not even, lol... as you see that one side's tilted. In addition to the thicker lacing and tightening and adjust the lacing properly then this skirt will be much improved(I am totally agreeing with Sean). Once again, this type of skirt are in demand to customers, especially plus size women.
I think that type of ribbon would look much better Sean. It would thicken up that area, tighten the weave & clean it up. I think if it was adjusted a bit this could be a beautiful skirt & I love the idea.
In truth, my idea for the lacing was similar to this: http://chicstar.com/storefront/protoDetail.aspx?idProto=1331
(The thick flat ribbon) as I think this would stay secured much more when tightened. My apologizes to Chicstar for not making this more clear initially. I also appreciate everyone taking the time to put in their feedback as well.
Oh, oh no! I hate to add on to the list of displeased folks, but this just doesn't look how I had imagined it. Sean always manages to surprise with the way outfits are put together on his models, so I bet the picture he submits will be stunning... I just don't know if I could make this work without a hot glue gun.
I don't say this often - or at all for that matter - but this is just terrible. It looks less like a prototype and more like ribbon was haphazardly attached to and already produced skirt. Definitely should have stayed with the jacquard, and the faux-corseting needs to be tighter, narrower-set and either tacked down or adhere to the grommet system of the design (in which case I think the inner piece should be a separate, recessed panel). The lace (or maybe velvet as someone else suggested) detail should be returned. Hate to be harsh but this is really a sagging mess and we already know ChicStar is capable of so much better.
Wow how exciting to see the proto!
I do see the point of the previous comments but I think a lot of the looseness is likely excess ribbon (which is a good thing as an easy trim always works). Since many other products with the lacing often have a lot of extra lacing.
I plan to definitely submit a photo (of a friend) to demonstrate how it appears worn with a full outfit. So excited! :))
I'm w/Marleen on this one. The looseness of the fabric on the actual model compared to the drawing is awkward. I think it would look better if it had a Faux Corset look where the lacing was stitched down & not adjustable. It would look more like the drawing that way. I like the idea though... just not the proto.