This week’s skirt designer post is a picture by me!!!
The skirt shown in the picture is a mauve-colored mermaid skirt with three ombre tiers at the bottom. I happen to love embellishments, and the funny looking things hanging down from the top of the skirt are panels inset in the top layer of the skirt in such a way that they hang down in folds. At the top of each panel is a fabric flower, with gold chains connecting the flowers to the waistband. I imagine this skirt to be silk, with the flowers made out of sheer or tulle material. There are no flowers or panels on the back because sitting would squish them:) There is a small train on the back. This skirt would be perfect for a fancy occasion, a ball maybe, or something like that! I love long flowy skirts that have lots of decoration, and this one shows my passion for that. I would wear this with a puffy satin blouse and plain black pumps, and maybe a black leather jacket, as leather and silk together are in right now. Someday maybe you will be able to buy this skirt when I’m a famous skirt designer:)
I think the skirt i designed is kind of like this skirt by Caroline Herrera in green silk. The green skirt is very expensive, I’m sure, and my skirt is a little different, but you get the idea.
If you think like I do and always try to figure out what occasion you would wear a skirt for when you spot one, you might like to check out one of our Pinterest boards. It’s called Places To Go In Skirts and I’ve created a fun little matching game where you match the skirt to the occasion! Don’t worry, it’s very easy, and super fun too!
For today’s fashion design post, I decided to post two skirts I designed myself. I really like designing skirt and dress fashions, and these are two of my favorites! Today I’m the skirt designer!
The Wendy skirt.
To start this design, I used a stylized model that I have developed to show approximate body proportions while maximizing the fashion that she is ‘wearing’ 🙂 I made her with layered hair blowing in the wind, and started by free-handing a knee-length skirt using no stencil or pattern, just my imagination. When I had got the style right, I looked at it for a while and decided that it would look good pleated, so I drew pleats on the skirt. I then drew belt loops and a wide vintage belt. Since I wanted the skirt to be the focal point of the fashion, I drew her wearing a tucked in shirt the color of the belt, and a vest with decorative closings. To finish it off, I gave her a pair of casual orange flip-flops. I envision the Wendy skirt as a more sheer material, flippy and flirty!
The Fern skirt.
To start this design, I used the same model with different arms and shorter hair. I actually redrew the model, and she turned out looking a bit older, and maybe a little larger in size than ‘Wendy,’ but I like that. I freehanded the skirt as before, making it even all the way across the bottom hemline. I wanted a little fuller skirt design when I started, so I drew it wider, but still knee-length. When I was done with the skirt I right away drew the v-neck tee and the black belt with the gold buckle. Before I drew the shoes, I analyzed the drawing. It was too…plain. The skirt and shirt combination looked too much like a dress, which I didn’t want. I didn’t want to change the shirt, but I drew two inset panels on the front, which I colored the same color as the skirt but a little lighter. I drew them lower than the skirt, and I think it gives the skirt a cute bohemian feel. I think that there are two more panels in the back, and they are lower than the hemline too! I love the feel of this outfit now! I finished it off by giving her a pair of green canvas shoes.
This paper material reminded me of a shirt that my mom has. Her shirt is made of rayon and I thought that it would be fun to make a shirt and a skirt out of the paper. I have a paper fashions kit which made it easy. First I made the skirt. Then once I saw the style of my skirt and the material, I was easy to picture the style of shirt that would go with it. At first the shirt looked fat so I added the belt, and I had a lot of beads so I made the belt out of them, but then that made the skirt look a little plain, so I decided that some beads would brighten it up. I added the beaded trim and now I have a very cute paper fashion that I can hang on my wall or paste on a card!
This post was created for you by Aria. It is first in a series of posts about skirt design.