Surprise! It's another bow...
*husband made me use the cheesy title...
Here's a project I made a few years back when I was tiptoeing into do-it-yourself patterns. It's an A-line skirt with two pleated rectangles sewn together to make -----
a Giant Bow.
The fabric is a silky soft medium weight grey wool with
yellow pinstripes - a steal of a find found in the remnant bin of a fancy shop.
The source of inspiration was a grey wool below the knee length Jill Sander skirt which I can't find a photo of now but I'm pretty sure was in an issue of Stylist, a free magazine handed out here in the UK at tube stations every Wednesday and also happens to be my midweek tonic / source of commuting sanity.
It's an easy project with endless variations, and size of the bow certainly makes it a statement piece. I may try it on a pencil skirt next...(if I didn't have 50 other project whizzing around my head that is!)
Have I mentioned how much I love the colour grey?
Gosh I feel like I've only blinked and suddenly we're in the second half of November.
I haven't had time to sew anything new lately I have been lucky to be spending my free time taking another one of my beloved pattern drafting classes, which has been sucking all of my creative energy - in a good way! Hope to share some projects soon.
Keep warm everyone x
OMgosh that bow is awesome (in that it looks nothing like a bow)-have you worn this work yet? Loving the lines but I'd totally do on a peg-shaped skirt, methinks that would emphasise the flare of the bow more..ReplyDelete
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WOW! great job! It's so beautiful!!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you thank you!!Delete
You skirt is adorable. What a great idea the bow is. I think it´s difficult to find the right size for a bow, it is quite tricky really but you nailed it!ReplyDelete
Love the fabric too!
Thanks so much for the nice comment! The size of the bow ended up being a bit fortuitous because I was attempting to use every last inch of fabric, and luckily it worked!Delete
CUTE! I love this!ReplyDelete
Thanks a mill!Delete
Wow, what a gorgeous skirt! That bow is fabulous. I might have to try one on a pencil skirt myself...... I'll just add it to the ever growing list of projects!ReplyDelete
Ah please do and hopefully you get there before me! :) thanks for the comment!Delete
I just LOVE this skirt and your whole blog :)ReplyDelete
Greetings from Poland!
Hello and thank you for the nice comment! I just added you to my blogroll - beautiful stuff! Looking forward to following!Delete
Oh my god, this is so so cute! Love the bow (-:ReplyDelete