Saturday, March 12, 2011

Couture Skirts

As some of you may know, I am currently taking couture classes, and our first course is all about skirts! 
They're really quite simple to begin with, but they're even easier once you understand the basics of its construction.

As promised, here are some of the skirts I've made so far

The maxi skirt I made. :) I've never made a maxi skirt, just because I've never made a long skirt, usually the skirts I make are knee length or shorter. But I am so into maxis right now that I just had to make one! I love how it drapes, and you should see when it's in motion! It's so pretty!

 Ignore the weird fit it has on the side. My dressform is about 2-3 sizes smaller than I am so I had to pin it, hence the weird bulk at the hip

I am in love with the color I got! Also, I finish all my skirts (and most of my garments) with invisible zippers :)

A circle skirt. Made it out of muslin. I have enough circle skirts, didn't want to make another one just for class.

And last but not the least, a pencil skirt with a waistband. I've already made a sexy black one back when I was in fashion school, so I decided to go for the whole "Stepford Wife" meets "Mad Men" look. What do you guys think? I am personally in love with my new skirts. I can't wait for spring to be here!!!

oh, and I'm wearing it cause it won't go through my dressform, the bottom part of the dress is too small

p.s. I know it's not hemmed, I have to wait til class to hem it

And now, I'm about to make another skirt with this awesome silk paisley fabric I found for a steal! ($2.98 a yard!!!)
I know some of you might be thinking that it looks like a scarf or a tie, I swear, this'll be a very cute skirt! :)


  1. wow!nice skirts!

  2. Nice skirts!!
    Nice blog!!:)
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  3. looks so lovely,
    you're talented!

  4. ohemgeeeee, you make clothes? I wish I was talented. It's gorgeous.
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  5. Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog! Your blog is lovely, and you have such talent those skirts look amazing! Follow each other?

  6. Nice skirt! I'm not more into skirt ( most probably maxi )buy I have some and the cuts is from A line to circle skirt.:) I love the color of the first one and the length will only be knee high. Maybe I will be your customer in the future.:) Keep it up!

  7. love the maxi!

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  8. Wow the skirts all look incredible!

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  10. These skirts are beautiful! I love to sew, too, and this is inspiring!

    I found you on IFB, btw. Now following!

    Take care! -jane

  11. Awesome, love the color on your maxi and pattern with the second skirt! You are a talented lady!

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  12. the floor length skirt is my favorite !
    it's really pretty <3

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  13. wow!! amazing skirts! well done :) I cant make anything.. I love the new fabric you are going to use.

  14. All of them look great, especially the red one!

    Have a great week!
    Froso from Style Nirvana.

  15. Like the circle skirt a lot :) the paisley fabric looks great, sure you'll make something lovely out of it!

  16. That so cool you make your own clothes, would love to know how to sew.

  17. Love the first skirt:)

  18. You're so talented. I love the red maxi, I'd wear it so much.



  20. Very pretty skirts, love the red one!

  21. ur so talented! these are adorable!

  22. Cute! I really want to learn how to sew correctly, but I'll probably just seek videos on YouTube because my class schedule is so cramped...anyways, love the pencil skirt. I'm not a fan of maxi skirts, but maybe they'll grow on me (haha!)

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  23. Wow, these skirts that you've made Sam are so pretty! I'm obsessed with maxi skirts right now, but I'm not even sure if they'll look good on me because I'm so short! Oh well, I just bought a couple recently to give it a try :)

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  24. Hey! I really like the fact you're sewing! I do it to and It's so cool, makes fun and you creaty your own clothes that are definitely unique! You do a great job! For summer I did a jumpsuit lately. Thanks for your nice comment ;) hugs Nini