Breaking the Rules

A while back, I saw a photo of someone in the news wearing a skirt that was similar to this one. My first reaction was utter horror that anyone would wear something so obviously off-grain. Then, on closer inspection, I realised that it was meant to be that way. Then it began to haunt me. I wish I could remember where I saw the photo so I could show you the inspiration for this skirt.

The fabric is a home dec silk that I bought as a remnant. If you are looking for a fabric with a wide pattern repeat, home dec is the way to go. I purposely placed the single red stripe near the hem to catch the eye. This fabric is gorgeous. It’s a jacquard weave, with the stripes woven in a satin weave and the background woven in a flat weave. When I become tremendously wealthy, all of my curtains will be silk.

The pattern I used was an A-line skirt from September Burda. I cut the skirt in one piece, replacing the right side seam with a dart. That way, I would not need to worry about matching the stripes on two side seams. I used an invisible zipper and added some belt carriers.


Side Seam


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