Sunday, July 19, 2015

One pattern, many looks

Could also be titlted: variations on one pencil skirt draft.

This is a skirt I made in past week. Also inspired by a rtw skirt, I’ve seen various variations on this theme in the past year.Initially the pint on my right side was deeper, but I didn’t like the look of it. The fabric on the sides of the zipper is interfaced, it must be my body that makes it curve.

 skirt zipper 2 skirt zipper 1

I nice project after such an intense one that my blouse was. I used a riri zipper that I bought 5 years ago in New York at a meetup with both Robin and Nancy. I thought it better to use it then to keep it in my stash forever as a too special zipper to use.

The base for this skirt is my skirt block/sloper. The next skirts were all made based on the same block, really one pattern, many looks don’t you think? The one with the ruffles is the knock off Marni skirt from last year. I can’t remember a blog post specifically on the other two, but they were based on a Knip Mode pattern that I adapted using my block.

red skirt marni skirt denim skirt

11 comments:

Mary said...

Wonderful use of a skirt pattern!

Jenny said...

Your skirts are all fantastic. I especially love the red and gray ones. It's fun to see how details can really change up the look of a pencil skirt.

Roxanne O said...

Love your skirts esp that gray one. I need to learn to make a slower.

Faye Lewis said...

Nice skirts, love the zippered ones.

Vicki said...

Great skirts! I have only made one so far from my block.

Louise said...

Love posts like tjis. Getting creative with one pattern. Well done

Bunny said...

Great skirts! And they are so versatile. I've been wearing skirts more lately and really enjoy them in the summer heat.

Tany said...

Beautiful skirts! A great example on how to make the most of a single well fitted basic pattern!

Nancy K said...

What a terrific skirt. Love the zipper of course; they are like jewelry, aren't they?

Pattern Tracing Paper said...

Wow, it is very beautiful skirts and great use of skirt pattern. I like it, this is really very amazing, All skirts are looking stylish and stunning. Thanks for share with us.

a little sewing said...

It is hard to believe it has been 5 years since we met up in NYC. I remember how hot it was.
Your skirts are beautiful. Now that I have a skirt sloper too, I look forward to some creative skirt sewing.