This week’s topic for Project Sewn was to showcase your signature style. My signature style for years has been: gentle, feminine and hand-made. I was making hand-made items since I was about 12 or so. I really do enjoy that, it is what brings joy to me: mulling over ideas, creating unique pieces that only I have. I love to wear skirts and I like to keep it interesting. All clothing that I create should be comfortable, easy to wear and presentable. This skirt that I made in combination with jersey top (it was a birthday present from a good friend) is really the best way how to showcase my personal style signature.
Pattern: skirt pattern 121 from Burda’s issue 8/2011. Of course it’s Burda’s pattern! I fell in love with pretty much every single detail of this skirt, on the picture original skirt was made all in white but it seemed to be like an overload of white… So, I was lucky to find this nice, thick grey knit jersey at remnant sales in Jo Ann’s and then the white ruched insert is all chiffon. This pattern really does not take too many of materials. I omitted the zipper since it is jersey and added wider band at the top where I inserted elasticated band.
Fabric: thick grey jersey and white chiffon, elasticated band.
Techniques: believe it or not, but for all those dozens and dozens of skirts I made this was my first to try blind hemming. I have heard people saying it is a difficult one, but I can not say the same. It was quite easy-going process for me and the result is great.
Now, I am not the fan of stretchy fabrics on the skirts, I mostly do tops and dresses in stretchy fabrics. But the pattern hugs all the shapes so nicely, it is comfortable and so soft… You can dress it up, dress it down. The length, just a tiny bit above my knee, is a comfort element for me and added belt accentuates white color in the composition. I really LOVE this skirt and, since I am an exploiter of patterns, I might make another one or maybe two. What do you think? Let me know and thank you for stopping by!