Added Aug 22, 2010
New York, New Yo...
Let us introduce to you Marina, a soon-to-be high school senior with more sophistication and style than I’ve seen in a girl her age— and she’s really sweet too. Marina interned for us during two crazy weeks at BurdaStyle, during which 5 photo shoots took place amongst other projects for our book in progress.
In a moment of downtime Marina showed us a truly cool skirt variation she’d created from found fabrics and we had to share it with you. All you need is the Sidonie basic A-line skirt and some patterning tools and you’re good to go.
“I tend to make a lot of skirts, and I find that each one is fun and special to me because of the funky fabrics I use. Most of them are what I like to call “found fabrics” because I didn’t buy them at the fabric store, but rather found them in the attic, in my mother’s or other family members’ supply, or repurposed them from old garments. This skirt was made using the wrong side of a fabric my grandmother gave me, straight from her own secret stash from who knows when ;) She used to be a seamstress… I definitely think I inherited my love for sewing from her and my mother!”
Waistband interfacing 3/4" (2cm) wide, Fusible seam binding 3/8" (1cm) wide, 8" (20cm) Separating zipper, 1x button.
Fabrics: lightweight wools, crepe fabrics, linen, corduroy
1 1/2 yards (1m 30cm) fabric
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