Monday, August 13, 2012

My Designs | Multi-Fabric Ruffled Skirt


I was (am) very proud of how this skirt experiment turned out!
 

The Story Of This Skirt
Less than two weeks ago I found this amazing photo on Pinterest which lined to Piece of You. The blog just had the photos, but that's all I needed. I knew I had a skirt design making in my mind. On August 12th I decided to start this skirt. Many months ago I had found the most amazing pair of trouser pants at a thrift store. They were from The Gap. I got them for 2.50, but I'm sure originally the price was around 40-50 bucks.

Finding fabric for the ruffles.

In figuring out the skirt design the first thing I did was look through all of my fabric to see if/what I had that went well together. I was surprised at how many fabric bits and pieces I found. Next I laid each fabric type in the order I wanted them to appear in the skirt. I began cutting fabric. I started to make a different ruffle than I usually do, but it failed so I went back to my usual style (like the ones used in the Refashions: Capri's to Skirt and Denim Skirt with Ruffles). Now I was on the path to success!

The skirt took a lot of work and a lot of thinking and careful cutting, but less than 15 hours later it was finished. I love the way the skirt fits me and I think it is very unique. My sister says it's like a masterpiece painting. I like that. :)

This skirt is not a tutorial because it was extremely difficult to make and it would take a lot to explain in a post how this was made. There is a tutorial for the ruffles on both of the posts linked above. The flower however is a tutorial which you can find here! Be sure to check it out because it is super easy and so very cute!

I met my goal of finishing this skirt in two days. I am pleased with that. I now feel like I am getting to be a better seamstress and am looking forward to other projects which I now have the courage to attempt after having made this skirt.

In Making This Skirt
For the ruffles I did different lengths and most of them are different widths as well. The top floral fabric is 5x22 (five inches by twenty-two inches); the blue floral fabric is 6x24; the yellow floral fabric is 6 1/2x26; the pink floral fabric is 8x28; and finally the bottom floral fabric is 6 1/2x32.

Here is a link from my blog on how to make these ruffles.
Here is a link from my blog to make the flower with a button middle.

Check Out The Details!
Here are a few photos showing the skirt from different angles, and of course, a close-up of the fabric flower! I love taking photos and this skirt is so unique that I felt it needed a shot from each direction so here goes!


The very frot of the skirt.
 
The left front/side of the skirt.
 
The left side of the skirt.
 
The left side/back.
This skirt is a bit long for me and I should've been
wearing heels instead of sandals.
 
The back of the skirt.
 
The right side of the skirt.
 
And of course a close up of the fabric daisy!
DIY tutorial here!
 
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7 comments:

  1. Your skirt turned out really cute, I love it!

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  2. Thanks! I had a lot of fun making it!

    Helen

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  3. OMW!!! Thats the CUTEST skirt EVERRRR!!! I could NEVERRR make that buuuut if you were selling them i would order one!!! :))) Thanks for following my blog!!! :))))

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  4. Lol Thanks! I am considering selling clothing, but right now I am still in the designing stage. I only have a few things I've designed you can find all of them under the "My Designs" link in the topics list on the right side of the blog.

    Helen

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  5. You make the prettiest pieces of clothing!

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  6. This is too cute - loving the flower!

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