The A Plus A Line Skirt variation

October 15, 2009

The A Plus A Line Skirt variation

The A Plus A Line Skirt variation, originally uploaded by fmirela.

BurdaStyle contest entry based on free pattern from Burda Style.

Thanks to Twinkle by Wenlan! My inspiration came from the book The Art Of Manipulating Fabric thanks to Roberta for pointing this book out to me! Pretty cool!

I wanted to keep the fullness of the skirt, and apply a quick and fun technique of machine smocking. I used the same decorative honeycomb stitch to sew the hem and the topstitching on the yoke. Another change to the pattern is the lowered waistline (with about 5 cm).

Brief Instructions for the machine smocking

Wish me luck! ;)

No luck this time. here is the winner:

http://www.burdastyle.com/blog/the-winner-of-the-show-us-your-a-line-skirt-competition-is

And this out of 64 creations, some really gorgeous, a skirt with no hem at all and some lace over it wins, I have to disagree…I liked the third price winner more, and many others out there deserved it better, but oh well…cute stockings.

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2 Responses to “The A Plus A Line Skirt variation”

  1. clf Says:

    really lovely skirt. original, beautiful and fine craftsmanship. i looked at every single entry and you definitely deserved to win. i cannot believe the winning entry. perhaps wen lan chose is because it would be cheap and easy to produce! (ugh)

    i’ve browsed “the art of manipulating fabric” and found it incredibly intimidating. maybe someday i’ll be brave enough to try one or two of the techniques.

  2. Mirela Says:

    Thank you so much clf!

    I think Wen lan chose this skirt because of the overall styling.


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