Friday, January 20, 2012

DVN skirt finished

Pff, that took me an aweful long time to finish, though it’s not very difficult.  I’m very happy with the result. Carolyn asked in an comment why I hadn’t used a fabric with print or flowers, as that is more “Dries van Nooten” inspired. The simple answer is that I couldn’t find matching fabrics in a colorscheme I like. I was inspired by the boucle fabric and found matching fabrics for that.

In the first picture I’m wearing it in combination with a rtw jacket. All pictures have too much shadow from the flash.

 

To start with I used the skirt of Vogue 8781, a pattern I want to make a few other items of as well. The skirt has a high waist and I had of course to blend between sizzes.

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I made a full pattern for both the back and the front and sketched the lines for the different parts. The faux leather part for example is a part without seams, it goes from the front around the back and then to the front again, so it was a bit careful thinking and planning. As said, I’m happy with the skirt now, though halfway I wasn’t sure about it.

34 comments:

Nóra said...

It's really great. I love this skirt.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Even without the flowery bits it's still very DVN. This is a lovely skirt and I'm glad that you're happy with it.

AngelatheCreativeDiva said...

Wow. Love, love, love. The colourway is dynamic and the fit is great. Wonderful job.

poppykettle said...

That is a totally gorgeous skirt - I'm loving it! Especially the curved panels. You look great!

Tia Dia said...

It's beautiful! The colours are perfect and the layout of the different fabrics is very pleasing to the eye.

pdiddly said...

Sigrid lovely looking skirt - clearly worth the wait ha ha

Lilian said...

Good thing you pulled through.
It's a lovely skirt, a real piece of art.
In december I visited the DVN-store in Antwerp and searched for your inspiration-skirt. I didn't succeed but I know now that your skirt would fit in very well there.

Jane M said...

What a terrific result. I especially like the curved pieces and your use of the textures within this color wave. Well worth the wait.

Vicki said...

Very interesting skirt! Great fabric combinations.

Baking Soda said...

Great fit Sigrid, love how the fabric goes around that side seam. Great job!

Rachel said...

That skirt is awesome!!!

L said...

Simply stunning!

Faye Lewis said...

Your skirt is magnificent!

Nancy K said...

Love it. It's a wonderful interpretation of the original. Glad your happy.

shams said...

Beautiful! Very high-end RTW.

Irene said...

Beautiful! Very striking.

Jilly Be said...

That's a head-turner! What a great job :)

Karin said...

Wow! You did it! It's a unique skirt and still very wearable.

sheila said...

very smart indeed - different fabrics and textures work very well together. I love it with the red shoes - you wouldn't happen to have a red handbag too, would you ;-)

Marie-Noëlle said...

Fantastic skirt. Great fabric combo.

Mary said...

oh, very sharp looking skirt. I love the colors paired with the textures of the skirt. And, very subtle color blocking-lovelovelove

Jos said...

This is a unique Sigrid design! Yuo dont need Dries van Nooten :) Wonderful!!

Summerset said...

Looks great - your combination of fabrics is perfect.

Irene Bullock said...

Very good color/texture combination! It's the kind of garment that starts a conversation, love it.

gwensews said...

That's a terrific skirt. Don't you love designing? You now have a one of a kind skirt that is very chic.

j.kaori said...

Beautiful -- very much a statement skirt! I love the combination of fabrics you chose.

Audrey said...

I love the combination of fabrics (and leather) you used on this skirt. It looks wonderful.

senaSews said...

Wow, great take on the DvN-skirt. Love your fabric and color choice and the way you laid them out!

MAD14kt said...

AWESOME!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Totally cool, Sigrid. Very high fashion.

Handmade said...

Fabulous, it's so interesting to mix up the fabrics - great design choices - lovely!!!

SewBarbie said...

This is a great looking skirt, the fabrics are timeless, you'll be wearing this for years to come.

Carol said...

I keep coming back to look at this skirt! It grows on me more and more. It really is lovely.

Art By Clare said...

You have done a fabulous job. an absolute beauty.