Added Feb 24, 2010
Inspired by Alabama Chanin. This is a simple A-line skirt, cut on the bias, from two layers of cotton knit: a putty color over black. I freehand painted a favorite quotation on the skirt, then used the techniques in the Alabama Stitch Book for the reverse applique. I love to combine my handlettering with garment design — an experiment in embracing imperfection (especially when I sneezed on the skirt moments before taking the photos. Did you hear me screaming?).
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman
organic cotton jersey, thread
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