Friday, January 8, 2010

A slight obsession with A-line skirts














It's a tad addictive..... and I'm still tweaking the pattern to make the perfect panel skirt. 


Edited to add: It's a pattern that I drafted and am tweaking to fit perfectly (and be made quickly). I sorely lacked a good basic skirt pattern for those "oops I wore the wrong thing to work" moments last year, so I want to be prepared this year.


Thanks to Lara for taking the pics (in a disused classroom at the BBI.... fantastic light, terrible floor...).

26 comments:

m.e (Cathie) said...

ooohh, you gotta guess that I'd like the black one, nice panel.
you may indeed be a tad obsessed but lookin good! :)

hipchic~cynde said...

The skirts are looking great!!

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Ah but obsession is the wellspring of genius!

The floor may well be a bit dodgy ... but heck who was looking past those gorgeous skirts?

Liam's Mummy said...

Gorgeous! I especially like the last one. Is it your own pattern, or are you tweaking someone else's?

Cath from chunkychooky said...

I am with cathie. I love the panel one.

MiM said...

gorgeous, great shape!

méri said...

Well done - the last one is great:)

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Fabulous skirts! I especially love the last one which is funny as I have a black panel skirt with the same feature fabric (different colourway) by Maiocchi :)

posiepatchwork said...

Once you nail a design, hard to not keep repeating the success. Looks lovely, great panel choices & fabulous model of course!! Love Posie

Anonymous said...

Wow. If I looked that fab in an A-line I would wear one all the time. Love it!

Annie said...

You GORGEOUS thing you!!! Skirts nice too, but I think you look good in anything!!

Amanda said...

Fantastic like the last one best too. what pattern did you use or did you make your own.

dlynthomas said...

Love the skirts! And the sandals are awesome!

zofia said...

These are really gorgeous! I am inspired, I so need one myself...

Fer said...

You can never go wrong with an A-line! The fabrics are gorgeous too. :)

Handmade said...

Very cool and stylish - love the panel skirt!

Aussie Jo said...

I love the black one too.
Don't suppose you could do a wrap around variation?I've been looking for an A-line wrap skirt pattern but they all seem to have too much flare.

Karen said...

I didn't even notice the floor Nikki - too busy oggling the great skirs.
Will the pattern be something you will sell so the rest of us can look this good too??

Gail said...

The skirt with the japanese ladies is amazing. Where did you buy the fabric?

Nikki said...

I bought the fabric at GJ's... only I bought what was left on the bolt, sorry.

Melanie (above) tells me the design is by Maiocchi. I forgot to check before I cut off the selvage.

prashant said...

The skirts are looking great!!

Work from home India

patsijean said...

Love the skirts. I could wear these at home in the evenings, especially if I did a bit more exercise to tone up this tummy of mine. The skirts are beautiful. Tell us more.

handmaiden said...

what a great obsession to have. i always find I make multiples of things once I like a pattern. my fav is the kimono panel
sharon

Pinktulip said...

Love all your A-line skirts, but the panels are my favorites. Wish I had a sewing machine at work. I would never do my actual work! Imagine sewing something quickly and changing you outfit to match the weather outside - that is, of course, the opposite of the weather forecast! Today is one of those days in Johannesburg. Weather forecast was 26 to 30 degrees celcius, but guess what? It is freezing and overcast outside! Me sitting her with open sandals and a short-sleeved top and no jersey or jacket to match!

Allison said...

Sooooo - when is this Nikki pattern available for purchase?? Seriously? Went looking for patterns today, but those "store" patterns don't hold my hand like you do.

And I need my hand held, ya know?

*puppy dog eyes*

Anonymous said...

Love the design, love A-lines, but they can be so hard to find in non mumsy styles.
Where can I find the pattern? Are you still sharing it?