Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Frida Kahlo Skirt

This is a skirt I made using Simplicity 2655; view B. This is the EASIEST pattern! and a great one to use when someone has very little time but wants a couture looking skirt. its a simple A-line, gore skirt, with a separate yoke and flounce. A fun pattern for mixing and matching fabrics or colorways. LOTS of possibilities here. I used a out of print Alexander Henry fabric in 2 color-ways called Frida's Garden, and rather than making a traditional turned hem, I used a wide bias tape. I LOVE how it turned-out. The instructions are very clear and so easy to follow. I will definitely sew this skirt again; However, next time, I would make the yoke and flounce on the bias. this is the only recommendation I have to make this garment even better.
A Picture of me, my husband, and friend Sam Granger when I wore the skirt to Sam's FOlk-Art show opening at "The Collective" in Macon,GA.


BklynDoll said...

Hi! Your skirt came out great!
This fabric is back in print. Alexander Henry sometimes brings back their popular prints.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments. Your skirt looks lovely

Kristine said...

awww..thank you ladies. :)
what an unexpected surprise! I promised myself to start blogging more this year.. I think FBook has gobbled too much attention, plus, sometimes I think no-one is watching. :)xo