Posted on December 7, 2013 at 2:55 PM
This skirt was made from a favorite sewing pattern
(Simplicity #9825) and a remnant of decorator fabric. It is a straight skirt with a waist yoke and an inverted pleat in the center front seam.
With all of the tapestry clothing items this fall, I could not resist turning this antique tapestry look remnant into a skirt. I love the autumn color palette, with cognac, green, rust and little bits of red and purple.
The fabric is a 100 percent cotton print, made to look like an old worn tapestry. It reminds me of the kind of bright colors and pastoral prints of French Country decorating.
I really wanted to make an A line skirt since the fabric has a soft hand, but I only had one yard to work with and barely got the straight skirt out of it. I did not need an exact match of the print on the seams in this instance, which is good because I only had one yard. I just did not want there to be awkward stripes of color.
I did manage to get a pleat out of it too. I squared off the fabric that was left after cutting out the skirt. When it came time to sew in the pleat, I just cut off what looked right, so I don't have a measurement to share. I also made an olive green lining for this skirt, and I used red top stitching on the yoke.
This is a fun addition to my wardrobe, in colors that I love. I guess I just adore romantic fabric, like tapestry
, rose prints