Thursday, November 26, 2009

Skirt envy

There aren't so many designers where I love the majority of their stuff but Erin Fetherston is one of them. Her designs are just so beautiful. When I saw this skirt of hers from her Fall Winter 2009 collection...

Love at first sight! Isn't it the most gorgeous skirt you have ever seen! I want it so badly!

Lacking funds for designer clothes I made my own version of it. I found some 'silk' at my local rövidárubolt. I don't really think it is silk even though the label said 'selyem'. It's stretchy and beautiful and soft. It's wine coloured with black roses all over it. It's super heavy - this skirt is heavier than most of my items of clothing.... and it's a mini skirt!! This is probably cos I used two metres of fabric...

It's the most fun skirt for spinning around in! At first I was wearing some heels for the pics but after much spinning and getting dizzy - it's really hard for me to spin in high heels! - I changed to some shoes I bought in Morocco last year.

I never wear them because they are a few sizes too small and they make my toes curl up (those Moroccan salesmen..... they really know how to sell stuff!) but at least I can spin round in them. If I was an elf I would wear these shoes all the time.

I think it would be nice to make this up in a slightly lighter weight fabric. Give it a bit more puffiness. And maybe not out of a stretch - actually, I should just add more interfacing to the waistband of this one, give it some more structure.

I put in an 'invisible zip' at the back. Not sure what happened.


  1. Cute skirt. I'm glad someone else likes to spin around in twirly skirts, I thought I was the only one over the age of 10 that did this.

  2. I think twirling around is a secret passion for many girls.....

    I don't hide it though :) It's too much fun!

  3. I just found your blog through Sew Retro. I love your work and your sense of style. It will be interesting to see what you make next.


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