I spent a wonderful Saturday at Bits of Thread in DC, teaching my Vintage Re-mix Wrap Skirt Workshop. Upon entering Bits of Thread, one is greeted with an excerpt of a poem by Constance Woodrow painted on the wall :
Everyone taking the class brought loads of pretty fabrics and got right to work cutting out their reversible skirts. We spent a lot of time planning and figuring out which fabrics would go where and how best to use the motifs from each print.
Lesley brought an “Orla Kiely for Target” pear printed table cloth to transform into a skirt. I secretly wanted to steal it from her when she wasn’t looking. I’m not sure I would’ve gotten away with it though. We engineered it to have one full pear in the center of each panel, or gore. I love how the partial pears made their own “ogee” shapes and a fun scalloped pattern at the waistline!
Here’s Linda busily sewing with some Valori Wells and Amy Butler prints….sweet!
Zahra’s work-in-progress is made from 2 cotton shower curtains: a stripe and a medallion print. (that coincidentally matches her jacket on the chair to the right!)
And I am always thrilled to see organic cottons come into play. These prints from Birch Fabrics are being sewn into a bicycle skirt that will be riding through Montreal next month on vacation! (Have fun, Sara!)
A few students dashed off before I was able to document their skirts (sorry!) but I was happy that I even remembered to bring my camera at all! Special thanks to everyone that came out and to Allison for hosting the workshop.
If you are interested in making your own reversible wrap skirt, it happens to be one of the projects in my Craftsy online workshop called Project Upcycle
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