16 October 2013
I realize that not everyone will be interested in this - but if you are, this is the triple-layer wraparound skirt made out of a sari.
sari was three different fabrics (black, black print, and brick red)
sewn together to make the sari - I think the print would wrap for the
skirt, the black would be pleated for the overlay, and the brick red
would wrap around the torso and drape over a shoulder. All the fabrics
had gold and red trim, although the black print had a different gold
trim design than the solids. (This is a cotton sari - they are difficult to find, most are either gorgeous silk or budget polyester these days.)
- Top layer is black with the gold/red border, slightly offset to show the right side border of the brick red layer.
Middle layer (shown by flipping the black layer over and making that
the part against the body) is brick red with gold/red border at bottom
and flap side.
Bottom layer is the black print, with gold/red border at the bottom -
to wear this, I just turn the skirt around so that the "inside" becomes
hardest part was figuring out which part would line up which way - so I
made a little mock-up out of paper for the tailor. I also drew
schematics, showing each layer, as well as regular "fashion
illustration" sketches to show how each layer would look on.
- tailor put one tie at one end, one tie in the middle, with velcro to
hold the flap. Hmmmm - guess she didn't realize that I needed the ties
to be available to close the red layer, which is why I designed it with
the ties at each end of the skirt. (Easy to remove the velcro, remove
the tie from the middle, and re-sew it to the other end of the skirt.)
that's the three layer skirt! I'd like to find a solid black tank top
to wear with it, but since most of my clothes for this trip are
black/white/red/grey, I already have quite a few tops to go with the
Not only do I sew coconut fiber and leaf skirts, I can design real things too, LOL!