Day 3: A-Line Skirt Giveaway!

For the past two days, I’ve been giving away skirts I made as samples from my Craftsy class, Design and Sew an A-Line Skirt.  And today and tomorrow, I have FOUR more!  Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all.

craftsy whipstitch aline skirt giveaway

These two are some of my favorites of all the samples I made, one in an incredible wool plaid and the other in a dreamy cotton print.

wool skirt 1

This wool plaid skirt is probably going to be the hardest to send to another home.  It’s 100% wool, but I can’t even describe how soft and supple the fabric is, and how drapey.  It has the most lovely hand, and was a joy to sew as well as to try on and swish about the house in.  The plaid is very, very subtle, and the color is a rich ashy charcoal with shots of plum and navy.

wool skirt 3

Isn’t it gorgeous?  The way the fabric falls in the folds created by the volume in this version is really beautiful, and I imagine it with boots and tights for cooler months.

wool skirt 2

This one has a double-fold bias tape waistband, along with the invisible zip that all these skirts share.  It hits right at the knee, and is really 50s demure but somehow also modern and clean and classic.

wool skirt 4

There is a single on-seam pocket here, on the hip opposite the side zip.  Pockets get a lesson all their own in the Craftsy class, and I love adding them–I’m pretty sure that everything really should have pockets in order to be finished, and couldn’t resist adding one to this sample.

wool skirt 5

Rather than overcasting or serging the seams, all the raw edges are finished with bias tape in a contrasting cotton print, which I love.  It’s like a little surprise on the inside that only you see!  The waistband is hand-stitched to the inner edge for a clean, couture-style finish.

frippery skirt 1

Today’s other skirt is out of a print from Thomas Knauer’s Frippery line, and I can’t get enough of these colors.  It’s warm but also summery and so delicious. And the triangles!!  This simple cotton version of the skirt is the basic pattern with facings and darts.

frippery skirt 4

I mean, look at that fabric.  LOOK AT IT.  Dude.

frippery skirt 3

Another invisible zipper, and here you can see that the lower edge of the facing is finished with an overcast stitch, and the facing is understitched–both techniques included in the class, should you want to make your own version of the skirt!

Just like yesterday and the day before, simply leave a comment to win!  You are free to comment on EACH of the four posts this week to enter to win one of the eight skirts I’m giving away–in fact, I’d recommend it, as it will quadruple your chances of getting one of these babies in the mail!  International entries are welcome.  Winners will be announced Monday, Feb 18 here on the blog!

60 Comments on “Day 3: A-Line Skirt Giveaway!

  1. I would love to win the plaid wool to give to my daughter. It’s just her style. Thank you for the opportunity!

  2. Ooo! Wool plaid skirt! *That* is the one I covet…at least until I see tomorrow’s post? ;-)

  3. Ok! Ok! I looked right at it and I looove it. Hope I win this one too. Will pass on the gorgeouse wool though. Allergic…….

    • I meant gorgeous not whatever the heck that autocorrect is.

      • That must be the French form of the word: gor-gee-oooze. It IS Valentine’s Day, after all. :)

  4. I love both of those fabrics. The wool would be perfect now and the Fripper print would be lovely in the spring. Thanks!

  5. Oh how fun is that Frippery?! Alas, I’m allergic to wool… Thanks for the chance to win again!

  6. I love the wool! Thanks again for sharing your wonderful work

  7. Two more beautiful skirts! My daughter would look gorgeous in these.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. love all these skirts! thanks for the chance to win one!!

  9. Oooh! That wool skirt would be amazing! Wouldn’t it look good with opaque tights and knee boots?

  10. Ok, I want to win one of these skirts! Thanks for the chance!

  11. Beautiful! I am allergic to wool, though. It would look awesome with boots, but really would not be worth the itching. I like the triangles!

    • Ha! I would totally wear that title on a name tag: “Skirt Master.” Or maybe I should add it to my LinkedIn profile?? :)

  12. Oh, my gravy, that wool one! Beautiful! Of course, the geometric print is super fun, too!

  13. Love the skirts! A-lines never let you down because they fit comfortably and hide problem areas as well as accentuate your
    positive curves. I love the bias tape on the wool skirt and the colors
    in the cotton are two of my favorite – turquoise and orange! Makes me smile just to look at it.

  14. Both of those are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win one of them! :)

  15. Lovelovelovelove. Both so beautiful. I love the wool. I love the vibrant cotton print bias tape enclosing the seams. And a pocket! I love the triangles too… I would call it the Triangle Man skirt, after the There Might Be Giants song – “Triangle Man, Triangle Man, doing all the things that a triangle can…” Including making a lovely skirt!

  16. They’re both so lovely – especially the drape of the wool one. Thanks for the giveaway.

  17. I love both of them! The warm tone one is my fave tho!

  18. The wool skirt is to die for. Amazing! Thanks for the chance to win some of your finery.

  19. Ohhhh….beautiful skirt
    I hope can win one…that’s so cute
    Thanks for the chance to win :)