1/20/12

Mother and Daughter Skirts

I thought I'd update you on my skirt projects, as I've been working on these for clients alongside my personal projects. I finished a skirt for S. this week but then forgot to take a picture before delivering it to her. I can show you the fabric, which is this lovely stuff from Gorgeous Fabrics:
Raindrops at Dawn Stretch Twill - Brown/Fuchsia/Tan


She wanted to do it as a gathered yoke skirt (like this one I made for D), and I found a dark brown gabardine for the yoke that matched perfectly with the brown in the fabric.

Now I'm working on skirts for a mother and daughter client pair.  They are both using a similar idea - a dark wash denim skirt with contrasting fabric at the hem and pockets - but each has it's own twist.  The mother wants a pencil skirt with a wide waistband and a zipper slit at the back, and she chose a faux suede for the trim.  Here it is before the fitting (and I haven't attached the pockets yet, so they aren't really uneven!):





The daughter wants an above-the-knee A-line with small slits at each side seam.  Here's the fabric she picked out:



I love this print!  It's called Scales Grey by Brandon Mably (it coordinates with another lovely fabric called Fish Lips).

I'm happy to get the bias tape maker out again as I haven't used it since making E's funky skirt.  We'll see what I get up to now that it's back in action . . .

That's it for the week, Readers.  Have a great weekend!  Onward, ho!

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