Skirting the Issue

Skirting the Issue

This spring’s skirt trend is one of my favorites.  Why?

  • Skirts are pretty easy to make so whether you are beginner or advanced, this is a garment that will work in your sewing room.
  • Skirts can be created from a wide variety of fabrics:  knit/woven, print/solid, textured/smooth
  • Most importantly, this year’s skirt trend is all about the skirt!  It’s not about what silhouette has risen to the top of the charts or which length is in, it’s about wearing skirts!  Your choice of style and length, whatever flatters you!!  I love it.

Jenny has just started a Skirt Sew Along in our Savvy Sewer Salon.  She’ll be making 5 skirts in a variety of styles and fabrics.  Join in as she fills her closet with new outfits. Here’s a peek at her first one.

Box Pleat Skirt
Jenny's Box Pleat Skirt

Join our Sew Along…all that’s needed is fabric from SBDF and a willingness to share your process.  Lurkers are welcome too.

In the spirit of the trend I’ve been collecting inspiration on a Pinterest style board.  I’ll add more as I find them…not too hard to do this spring!

If you are shopping for skirt fabric, our offerings range from 4-way stretch cotton for sturdy fly-front or button-front casual skirts…khaki, dark brown and black

Cotton Stretch Fabric
First Choice 4-way stretch

 

to floaty cotton voile for soft feminine full skirts.

Cotton Voile Fabric
Lady Bird Cotton Voile

Pencil skirts work well in cotton satin and spring/summer is the perfect season to choose a happy color.

Cotton Satin Fabric
Apricot Satin

or choose a bold print.  If its too much for a top, a short pencil skirt may be just the right way to wear the fabric.

Cotton Stretch Fabric
Gaussian Flower

Popular for pleats are linens like Balsa, Custard or Rosy Pink

Linen Fabric
Rosy Pink Linen

We think some of our fine cotton paisley prints would work for a retro Maxi skirt.

Fine Cotton Paisley Fabric
Persian Carpet

Comment here to tell us what skirt/s you’ve chosen this spring.

2 Responses to “Skirting the Issue”

  1. Jessica @ Bridal corsets

    2012-07-18T07:13:00+00:00

    Yes, skirts is my all
    favourite dress, it is flexible with all types of trends. I mainly prefer pencil
    skirts. 

  2. Weave Hair Extensions

    2012-09-05T08:57:00+00:00

    Yes skirts give an appealing cute appearance, I love skirts with the paisley prints. Nowadays pencil skirts are outdated.

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