Spring Collection 2013
For the Spring Collection I really focused on a couple of things. It was either fun and bright, or slightly on the vintage side with hand-painted appeal. I had a lot of fun playing with color, and seeing how I could incorporate that into many of the designs. As well as how I could pair those colors up to really make the outfit pop.
One of the fabric collections I fell in love with for this was Simply Color by V & Co. for Moda Fabrics. There is just something so fresh and appealing about this line, just looking at it makes me smile.
When I started designing a skirt for the collection, I had this image of arrows going up and down.
The idea of using a neutral base color for the skirt, with a true color kick to give it character. The Simply Color line was perfect.
In order to achieve the look I used a jelly roll of fabric and sewed it together, then I simply cut the yardage on the bias so that I could create a lot of fun arrow-like or chevron pieces to use for embellishments. (A more thorough tutorial is below).
It pops up in numerous places throughout the collection, including the Riding Pants ePattern, and a tote that will premier later on this week.
The fabric was generously provided by Fat Quarter Shop after I had reached out to them about my idea for the Spring Collection. And I couldn’t be happier with the results…
To make this skirt you will need:
- 1/2 – 3/4 yd fabric
- Jelly Roll
- approx. 20″ of 3/4″ elastic
- Basic Sewing Essentials
- Button Optional
Starting with the jelly roll.
The button embellishment is simply sewn directly onto the waistband at the side of the skirt for an extra touch.
Thanks so much to the Fat Quarter Shop for providing such a fun fabric to work with. I had a blast coming up with this design.
I hope you’ll stop by their shop to see some of their latest products! I am totally loving Spring House by Stephanie Ryan for Moda Fabrics, and cannot wait until they release 30’s Playtime Yardage Chloe’s Closet for Moda Fabrics coming this Summer.
Be sure to come back tomorrow to see what we made with those leftover Jelly Roll Cuts!!! You’ll definitely want to save those. (psssssst…..it’s a tote!)
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…