The above piece from the collection I chose to manufacture includes a hand knotted, sleeveless, high necked macramé top with loose cords, a full circle skirt in light polyester fabric with covered buttons and a flesh tone leotard. The skirt is high waisted and floor length with extra fabric, to create as much natural movement as possible and has been roll hemmed by hand to give a finish that isn’t blunt, instead, soft and as though it could carry on. The excess macramé cord hangs loose over the skirt to create a texture in the 3D space and add a different level of movement.
As this project progressed and new season collections were launched, there were a number of macramé items, both dresses and tops seen in designer collections. Thorough research now leads me to believe that these pieces would be sold together, as couture.