Wednesday, October 2, 2013

my new favorite fall skirt

Are you tired of seeing photos of my skirt creations yet? I hope not, because after this one I've still got one more to show!

This is a tiered version from The Essential A-Line by Jona Giammalva. The book version has four different fabric tiers, but I've included just two here because I love that main fabric so much.

Fabrics shown are Kaffe's Lotus Leaf in Umber used as the main skirt fabric and his Violets in Ochre used as the bottom tier. I added the Kaffe Shot Cotton in Prune as the bias binding between the fabrics and at the hem.  This one looks fabulous with a lavender tee and jean jacket!

Once again I used a centered back zipper rather than the side invisible zipper shown in the book. These skirts are very easy to make (especially when you've worked the process six times!), but just in case I ever need to alter the sizing, the center back zipper will allow me to take in or let out the side seams to adjust the fit without ripping out the zipper. A side seam invisible zipper is less conducive to alterations.

This skirt is lined with a poly/cotton blend broadcloth and includes a waistband facing, just like many of the others I've made. You can see more of my Essential A-Line skirts and read more details about how I've constructed them by clicking here and here.

Next up for skirts - inverted pleats!

P.S. If you are a local reader, my two-session Essential A-Line basic skirt class will be held on Fridays, November 1 and 15 from 6:00-9:00pm.


  1. Love this one too. Just ordered the book!

  2. No such thing as too many pretty skirt photos! LOVE this one, such great fall colors, and the perfect use for that violets print. I found that particular fabric less than appealing on its own, but it really sings here with the large Lotus leaves.

  3. I'M not getting tired of seeing them!!! You are doing beautiful work and I simply adore your fabulous fabric choices (especially this one)! May I link to you? :)

    1. Hi Jona!! Feel free to link to me! Thanks for the compliments, and thanks for writing such a fabulous book.

    2. Another gorgeous rendition! Next time you need to model though!! I bet you look so cute in your creations.


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