Summer Blues Skirts

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Blue Fabric Coordinates - Summer Craft Show Project

Skirts designed as holiday wear; inspired by mixing and matching my 'blues' collection with blue/white and blue/green.

BONDI BEACH II (available)

Stretch swimsuit fabric top print with black tie cord to wrap around through loops.  Cotton abstract ethnic print lower part.  Waist tie will wrap tighter for smaller size, or extend looser as beach wrap for larger size to 34 inch waist, which could also be worn dropped to a 34 inch hip.  To be added to shop.  SIZE: Length 18 inches/46cm.  Waist: 26-28 inch/66-71 cm

Prussian Dolphin in blue/white viscose with elasticated waste and floral voile print lower hem. Patched pocket. Fringe on blue viscose overlap side.  (Sold)

BONDI BEACH 2 (Sold)

Original surf print fabric was one small skirt: cut in two to make two new skirts.  See MAKING for waistband sash slit and sash.

Turquoise Dreams (available) Wrap around skirt has good quality vari-toned turquoise viscose curved edge side panels, waistband and sash, with semi transparent printed voiles forming main skirt attached to turquoise silk lining, as hip covering. Long sash belt to wrap around. (slit feed through to be added)

INDIAN BLUES wrap around (SOLD)

Main skirt area repeats use of blue/white abstract thin cotton print.  Additional smaller geometric print hem layers (viscose/polyester).  Waistband, side overlap and sash in Indian navy blue/green cotton, which is not slippery: good for waist and sash as will hold a knot well.

(Unavailable: commissioned by Jennifer buyer of Bondi Beach 2. )   See Indian Blues MAKING: waistband with slit for threading long sash through around to back.

Blue Tiger (available) voile layers of printed blue, purple and black polyester voile over airforce blue lining, plus a contrast light blue floral fabric as frill decoration and front edge.  Elasticated waist facilitates wearing style in any position.  See ‘Making’.

SIZE: Length 18 inches/46cm. Waist 30 inch/76 cms (max elastic stretch 36 inch/91 cms).

MAKING Wrap around skirts

  • A-line shape created by putting darts at top of front and back waist of an A-shaped rectangle (waist to hip).
  • Skirt rectangle can firstly be made with variety of patches. Recommended patch quality: cottons at top with viscose or polyester lower which hangs well.
  • When darts made and pressed, lay skirt pieces flat and cut lower parts following the curve created in top part.
  • Allow extra 12 inch to rectangle, for overlap side.  Due to patch joins, I use a patch length for side overlap.  Choose feature fabric which can also be waistband.
  • See making photos for bound slit which must be in waistband to pull sash tie through, to hold waist in place.
  • A-line shape fabric can be taken from a dress which is too small: add slit at side with added flap length.  Use upper dress part for side flap.
  • A curved front flap edge is optional; on one side or both.  Alternatively to a flap section, rectangle can have piped edging. (not featured here).
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