Sunday, October 28, 2012
The Cityscape Circle Skirt
Oh yeah. I made a skirt. Back last year when I made my London Calling circle skirt, I had so many other embellishment ideas that I filed them away for future projects. One of these was to applique a cityscape around the hem in various checked fabrics, loosely inspired by the art of Matte Stephens.
I did the appliques one half-circle at a time, before assembling the skirt (except the buildings at the side seams, which I added after stitching the sides) - I just decided it would be easier that way, there was so much fabric to manipulate through the sewing machine. I designed the scene 'in situ' as it were, cutting and pressing various building shapes and arranging them on the skirt until the layout that pleased me. Then I pinned them in place and machine stitched them (folding back the front buildings to sew the ones behind them first).
I actually finished it like a week ago, but the weather's been so unendingly murky lately that it's been hanging up in the living room waiting to be photographed ever since! A brisk northwesterly has finally swept away the gloom, so I was able to take some photos and share with you.
(I hemmed it with navy blue seam binding, not for contrast, but just because that was what I had in my stash - figured I would wear a dark petticoat with it anyway...)