This is a detail of the flare at the hem of the culotte.
The slim skirt with lace inserted into the princess line with an independent slip.
Below is a detail of the tacks on the vents which mimic and compliment the jacket. Can you see the left panel is cut on the bias (the grain forms an x)? It is subtle in the photo but this panel is one piece with a deep dart at the waistline.
I find all these different sorts of lace combined make the suit look really interesting.
This week I'll post the growth and challenges of my first attempt at designing a summer sleeveless sweater.