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Bike Riding Day Skirt

Added Jun 17, 2013

by melonhead

Roanoke, Indiana...






I made this skirt a couple of years ago based off of an Orla Kiely design. It was during the time when I was obsessed with everything made from her. Every collection has a beautiful vintage nostalgic feel that I can only compare to the feeling I get after watching a Wes Anderson film. The way she works with prints and colors is genius, and she’ll always be one of my favorite designers.

The skirt was made using a linen fabric I found in the $1 section at Wal-Mart (where else). It’s a simple gathered skirt with an invisible zipper in the back. There are two layers on the skirt that overlay each other and hidden pockets in the sides of the skirt. The bottom hem line was finished using hand made 1 inch bias tape made from muslin. I know that muslin is normally used for mock ups, but I liked the color, plus it saved a bit of money.

More over on my blog: http://esther-fromthesticks.blogspot.com/2013/06/orla-kiely-inspired-skirt.html

Material Notes

Linen, muslin, interfacing, invisible zipper, thread




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Vintage
Blends, Linen

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    Jun 18, 2013, 04.31 AMby Inga 888

    Very nice skirt, did u make the hat too? Beautiful photos :)

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    Jun 18, 2013, 12.42 AMby alekat

    Orla and Wes – two of my favourite creative people. I love their sepia toned ways and you’ve captured beautifully the Orla style of photography here as well. Heck If I saw it in isolation, I would have thought it was a campaign photo! Beautiful sewing too as always!

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    Jun 17, 2013, 06.31 PMby cris orange

    what a lovely skirt and stunning outfit!

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