A Border-Print Skirt
I don’t usually sew skirts during the winter months. When I first purchased this fabric from Mood’s NYC store, I was actually thinking of making a blouse with it…especially since it’s a beautiful, lightweight silk charmeuse with the border print going down the center of the fabric.
Then I saw this skirt from White House/Black Market…
…and after seeing it, a light went off in my brain and I decided that I should use my new border print fabric to make my own version of this skirt.
Of course since the silk is lightweight and a little flimsy, I underlined the skirt with a bemberg rayon lining. The lining was basted to the silk and a line of basting was also added to the center of the border print to insure that the two pieces of fabric worked as one. The pieces were then serge finished.
I used my TNT elastic waist skirt pattern. The simple silhouette of that pattern effectively highlights the border print. To achieve this, I laid the skirt piece directly over the center of the print on the fabric, pinned it down and cut it out. The front seam was then stitched closed. The back seam was stitched leaving a back slit for walking ease. A casing was added for the non-roll elastic and a half inch was turned up at the hemline and stitched flat. That was it…an easy, breezy skirt that lets the fabric speak.
Some pics ~ first the side views…
The skirt worn with a RTW twinset…
I’m thinking that I need to go back to Mood and buy a couple more border prints because I’m loving this skirt!
Editor’s note: Can’t make it to Mood NYC? Click here for border prints at MoodFabrics.com.