With skirts like these I'd just throw away all of my pants. Shelley over at Elsie's Girl is cranking out such beautiful skirts from my book The Essential A-Line that she's nearly brought me to tears. Check them out!
This fabric is amazing and Shelley used the Basic Skirt pattern for this one. It just goes to show you, with great fabric even the most simple garments look fantastic.
Here is another Basic Skirt but she added a bias tape hem (pg 41) and that small detail really adds a big punch. Again, great fabric = great garment.
And I love her version of the Patchwork Skirt. In the book I gave instructions for continual 5" squares but Shelley took it to a new level by using her own patchwork pattern. I love the fact that she didn't stick strictly with the book since my whole goal was to just offer a smidgen of inspiration for folks to run with (it worked!).
And look at the fabric in this one! This is the Layered with Bias Hem pattern and she knocked this one out of the ballpark.
And I'm just thrilled that Shelley is going to teach a class using my book as the curriculum! I can't wait to see what her students come up with.