The brown is a belt so can be tied in the back, front, or side.
Or can be replaced entirely with another complementary belt.
Much the same construction as before.
Hand picked under stitching
This dress had a gathered skirt. I like to zigzag over a light cord for gathering.
Pull the cord to start the gather
very nice and smooth gathers
Again hand picked zipper. I love - love - love this method!!!
It wouldn't work for jeans but for a dress or skirt it works great.