Friday 2 January 2015

My First Skirt Design

A little while ago, I wrote about the first skirt I ever made from a store-bought sewing pattern (click here to read the First Skirt I Ever Made post).  Now, I would like to share a picture of the first skirt I ever designed and made from start to finish.

In a November blog post, called 5 Figures a Day, I talked about how my fashion design professor in college used to make us sketch at least 5 figures per day in our sketch books (he would check too, so we had to do it).  The first semester was dedicated to skirt designs, so at that time we focused all of our efforts designing different styles of skirts.  Then, near the end of the semester, we were asked to pick our favorite skirt design to pattern draft and then to sew.

My design was a 8-gore skirt with a colour-blocked waist band and wide, colour-blocked hem.  After drafting the pattern and making a muslin to ensure good fit, I was then able to shop for my fabric.  I picked out a beautiful grey wool fabric with black flecks, and a black wool for the waistband and hem.  I decided to add some plain black cording in between the gores and when the entire skirt was complete, I added the wide lace trim as a final touch.

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