May 09, 2011

the art of manipulating fabric + a circle skirt





It's no secret that I seem to be somewhat obsessed with circle skirts. I just keep churning them out. This one is a 3/4 circle skirt and after I finish this post I will be working of a 1/2 circle skirt. There is something that I really love about the volume and shape that a circle skirt can produce. With this black skirt I made use of a tucking technique from the book 'The art of manipulating fabric' by Colette Wolf.  I am totally loving this book, as it is a good reference book and full of inspiration. I often flick through it and decide to make a garment around a certain technique. I made use of cross-stitched tucks in my black skirt, then sewed sections together at regular intervals to create little bows. The weight of the details at the hem gives the skirt more of a flared structure. I am quite happy with how it turned out. The necklace is from pigeon hole. My mum and Kaye bought it for a Chrissy present and I just love wearing it with black.
We took these photos in one of the northern Prenzlauerberg parks. I still think that Volkspark Freidrichshain is the best park in Berlin. We spent most of this weekend lazing in the sun with a mini grill and a bottle of wine. Oh so relaxing, but now it's time to sew, then off to work. boo hoo (about work that is).


Photos Michael Dooney  

8 comments:

  1. Can't believe you've made this yourself! Wish I could do stuff like this :) xx

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  2. wowee!! Love the first pic! One of my favs, it really shows off the skirt! Been practising your posing?? ;) This is my favourite circle skirt, the dark colour suits it perfectly and I like the detailing you have done at the hem. Not long now and I'll be WEARING IT!

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  3. LOVE this skirt! its short and cute! the little bows are gorgeous. i will definately have to look up how you did that!

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  4. I saw this on burdastyle and loved it so much that I had to comment. The little bows are incredible and such a subtle but really special touch. I've been looking at this book for a while and just may have to pick it up now.

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  5. Fantastic!!*_*

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  6. Cool style and cool pics :) Love your skirt!

    xo
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  7. I really love this outfit!

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