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Stitch Magazine Tulip Skirt- by wiksten designer

Added Mar 1, 2009

by emilykate

Melbourne, Austr...






A year or so ago I stumbled on the wiksten-made blog, a peep into the life and work of US designer Jenny Gordy, and was immediately addicted. The way she runs her fashion label, wiksten, is really interesting- she does everything herself- the designing, fabric sourcing, patternmaking, grading, cutting, sewing, photography… all out of her own home studio. She makes short runs of her designs and only seems to make more when the first run sells out- which seems to happen pretty quickly! I really like this lo-fi, small-scale approach to manufacturing. I like to hope this sort of thing is the future of sustainable fashion… stylish gals creating with their own hands and dispensing their labels directly and exclusively to devotees… wouldn’t that be lovely? Anyway, the wiksten designs themselves are gorgeous; they’re perfect pieces for that chic-neat-casual look which we all know can be deceptively difficult to nail. I’d wear everthing in the collection. Happily, Jenny published a skirt pattern for home sewers in the new Stitch magazine. I made both of mine over a couple of evenings and I’m really pleased with them. You only need a little fabric. The cutting out (my least favourite part of sewing) is so quick. I made two, and there are more pictures here at my blog: www. thisisemilykate.blogspot.com/2009/02/another-completed-garment-tulip-skirt.html

Material Notes

lightweight denim





Jenny Gordy designed the pattern- her line is called wiksten and her shop is here

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    Jun 25, 2009, 08.38 PMby amarie

    I’m a fan too of wiksten. You did such a great job. If you hadn’t labeled it as yours I would have thought Jenny herself made it. She made a denim version for her shop and the stitiching details are impeccable as is yours.

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    Mar 2, 2009, 12.32 AMby lybu

    Great dress. Looks very comfy.

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    Mar 1, 2009, 03.04 AMby christine-1

    i’ve had that skirt on my list for a while now. Maybe seeing yours is just the encouragement I needed to get started. Good work, and I really love the denim you chose.

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    Mar 1, 2009, 02.38 AMby julietta

    Cute skirt and thanks for sharing the link.

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    Feb 28, 2009, 10.55 PMby mjb14

    Nice. I like it a lot. Thanks for the link. I will take a look.

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