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!

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  • Layne Perkins
    February 14, 2013 at 6:21 pm

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

  • Lorene
    February 14, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Ooo! Wool plaid skirt! *That* is the one I covet…at least until I see tomorrow’s post? 😉

  • Michelle
    February 14, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    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…….

    • Michelle
      February 14, 2013 at 6:32 pm

      I meant gorgeous not whatever the heck that autocorrect is.

      • Deborah
        February 14, 2013 at 6:43 pm

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

  • ~Michelle~
    February 14, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Ooh, that wool! Would be perfect for the office! 🙂

  • Ann
    February 14, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    I would love to win the wool one! Fingers crossed!

  • Angela
    February 14, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Love the little surprise you put in the wool skirt…..

  • Rachelle
    February 14, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    I too love the wool skirt, but I can’t see a size on it?

  • Kristie
    February 14, 2013 at 7:19 pm

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

  • a
    February 14, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Love the triangles!

  • Karen Chatters
    February 14, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Skirts! Skirts! Skirts!

    Hey, it’s me again…. Pick me! Pick me!

  • Ellen Lamb
    February 14, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Thanks again for the giveaway!

  • Suzanne
    February 14, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Great skirts. Would love to win

  • Katy
    February 14, 2013 at 7:39 pm

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

  • Kathie
    February 14, 2013 at 7:41 pm

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

  • Kimberly
    February 14, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Wow, they are so different today, but both lovely!!

  • Hannah
    February 14, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Lovely as usual! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Katie
    February 14, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    More skirts, hope to win!

  • Heather@QuiltsintheQ
    February 14, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    So different, but both so pretty!

  • usairdoll
    February 14, 2013 at 8:38 pm

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

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


  • Karen Meadows
    February 14, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    They look great! Pick me!

  • Natalie L
    February 14, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    oh man, i desperately want that wool skirt!

  • Suzanne
    February 14, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Love the wool one!

  • Charlotte
    February 14, 2013 at 9:37 pm

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

  • Jenn
    February 14, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Love both of these!

  • melissa
    February 14, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Jennyroo
    February 14, 2013 at 10:42 pm

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

  • Amanda
    February 15, 2013 at 12:12 am

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

  • Dree
    February 15, 2013 at 12:29 am

    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!

  • Kimberly F
    February 15, 2013 at 12:50 am

    Love them, especially the wool one!

  • Brooke
    February 15, 2013 at 7:27 am

    These just keep getting better and better! You are a skirt master!

    • Deborah
      February 15, 2013 at 9:01 am

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

  • Ella
    February 15, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Love Love the Frippery one!

  • mjb
    February 15, 2013 at 8:54 am

    That wool is exactly like what I like to wear to work.

  • Megan
    February 15, 2013 at 9:04 am

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

  • Laranne
    February 15, 2013 at 9:57 am

    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.

  • Laura
    February 15, 2013 at 10:11 am

    I agree, pockets are the best.

  • Theresa
    February 15, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I would love to win.

  • Jennifer
    February 15, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    all these skirts look amazing!

  • Rhonda aka Quilter in The Gap
    February 15, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I love them both but that wool one……OMG!!!!

  • kelly
    February 15, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Both of those are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win one of them! 🙂

  • katie @ mianpian
    February 15, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    These may be my favorite yet!

  • Rebecca
    February 15, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Love those side pockets!

  • Cheltzey
    February 15, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    That wool is is my fave so far, but they’re both stunning!

  • Paula
    February 15, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    The triangles are awesome, love the colors! Thanks for the chance!

  • Nienke
    February 15, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    the wool one is stunning! If I don’t win, I’ll definitely try to copy it 🙂

  • Kelly Rodgers
    February 15, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Love the triangles – it is fabulous!

  • ashley
    February 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    these are gorgeous

  • ashley
    February 15, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    love the geometric fabric

    • ashley
      February 15, 2013 at 7:02 pm

      oops wrong post

  • Taryn
    February 15, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    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!

  • Laura
    February 16, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    I adore the triangle summer print!

  • Amanda
    February 17, 2013 at 12:10 am

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

  • Heather M
    February 17, 2013 at 1:37 am

    I love the wool skirt — beautiful.

  • Rena Gleason
    February 17, 2013 at 1:28 pm

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

  • Erin
    February 17, 2013 at 1:49 pm

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

  • Sara
    February 17, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    very cute! I especially like the wool plaid one!

  • Brianne
    February 18, 2013 at 12:23 am

    seriously, these are great skirts!

  • Waimun
    February 18, 2013 at 7:55 am

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