Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Seamstress' Version of Quilting

Although I love sewing and can be found in my sewing room many hours of nearly every day, I haven't done much quilting. My mom and sister have worked together piecing many wall quilts, and my sister loves hand quilting them, but not me. I much prefer sewing clothes to making quilts!

I do, however, enjoy making my little girls' patchwork skirts, and putting different fabrics together to make cute little outfits. I've even made several ladies patchwork skirts. In fact I just finished such a skirt for a return Etsy customer!

I started out with a pretty pile of pink and brown print fabrics (my customer's colors of choice). More than 30 different fabrics to be exact!


And after much hand cutting, coordinating my pieces into piles for each strip, piecing, and then laying out the strips in such a way that the colors blended well and that no two pieces of the same fabric were next to each other, I finished up with this result.


A pretty, custom made, one-of-a-kind women's long a-line patchwork skirt in pink and brown! 

9 comments:

A. Victoria said...

That is beautiful!!!

Kathryn said...

I second that! What talent :)

Miss Sarah said...

Thanks so much, Ladies! It was really fun to make! :) This is my third patchwork skirt for this customer. :)

Grace Mae said...

Hi Sarah,
That is lovely. I should make another skirt for myself. I love the color choice.

Nonpareils said...

You did a wonderful job! You must have a lot of patience, to piece together so many sections!

Fathers Joy said...

Oh wow!!! Now I've just given myself another project to consider!

Mrs. J. and Miss J. said...

This is a very pretty skirt and also a lot of work to be appreciated. If you have not sold it yet, you could take a picture of the design and sell it for a back ground for a blog or web site. Quilt work is something that does well in grahic artwork, just a thought. My daughter does graphics and this is one idea she is considering.

Miss Sarah said...

Mrs. J. - Now that's something I had never considered. I've already shipped this skirt, but I do have a turquoise and an autumn print one. Hmm... I may have to think about that. I wonder how you would go about selling a picture like that. :)

Father's Joy - Thanks so much for commenting.

1955nurse said...

WOW - you're sooo talented! This is such beautiful work, I'm envious of your talent!!!(HollyCunningham)