Kirsten Johnstone is an Architect based in Melbourne, Australia who uses the mediums of built form and interior space to create refined designs. She also uses yarn, fabric and photography to explore her modern aesthetic on a smaller scale. She has an eye for flattering forms that are deceptively simple yet frequently transformable, designs with a distinctive urban edge yet elegantly wearable. Find her online at assemblage.
Here is a super sweet linen skirt with top stitched appliqued circles randomly scattered across the skirt. This Tutorial provides instructions for a simple elastic waist skirt for your favourite little girl.
petite pluie d’ete : French for Little Summer Rain, the circles and fabric colours provide fond memories of gentle rain showers to relieve the summer heat.
SIZES: Made to Measure
FABRIC: 1m x 1.3m wide linen, approximately, washed + pressed and 0.2m x 1.0m wide medium weight fusible interfacing
- Chalk Pencil
- 3 x circle templates (or use different size crockery like I did!)
- Sewing Machine
- Thread, matching + contrast
- 25mm wide non-roll elastic
- Needle, for handsewing
- Other fabrics would look fantastic but not as ‘summery’ – I think fine pinwale corduroy works brilliantly with the textural contrast but I would suggest keeping it to plain colours ie not using fabric printed with patterns
- Using this method for circles across the skirt of a tunic dress would be gorgeous.
- And yes, definitely, a skirt for yourself would be beautiful!
- I choose to machine wash my skirt on the “handwash” setting to limit fraying although it is certainly a design feature of this skirt.
- Find the full tutorial and pattern details on this 6 page PDF download.