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