Thursday, May 3, 2012
Tumbling Blocks Skirt
Funny how that happens sometimes.
This was supposed to be the Cityscape Skirt, with blocks and strips of grays and blacks and silvers mimicking a city skyline. This, obviously, looks more like a prehistoric computer game clumsily dropping blocks onto a grid.
If it was in color, I'd call it the Tetris skirt. You get the idea.
Anyway, it's done, and I wore it on Tuesday. This is the stunning bathroom shot which is actually the best of the 3 photos I had taken. The ones outside came out awful, and usually those are the best ones.
I used a pencil skirt from an old issue of Burda for this - not sure which one, offhand, but it's completely unadorned by random seamlines or any of their other "features." This just has darts, front and back, and a waist facing. The bottom 3" or so of hem is alternating blocks of gray RPL skirt fabric and silver coated cotton, with a light layer of batting and then some quilting stitches. I gathered the silver blocks to enhance the metallic effect.
And then, for good measure, I added the few tumbling blocks on the left front just to break up the thickness of the hem. Those are my favorite part of the skirt, and I'm thinking about maybe just a few more . . . or maybe not. I think I need to decide how much I like this skirt before I commit to tinkering any more with it.