Thursday, May 3, 2012

Tumbling Blocks Skirt

A funny thing happened on the way to this skirt . . . it turned into a different skirt.

Funny how that happens sometimes.

This was supposed to be the Cityscape Skirt, with blocks and strips of grays and blacks and silvers mimicking a city skyline.  This, obviously, looks more like a prehistoric computer game clumsily dropping blocks onto a grid.

If it was in color, I'd call it the Tetris skirt.  You get the idea.

Anyway, it's done, and I wore it on Tuesday.  This is the stunning bathroom shot which is actually the best of the 3 photos I had taken.  The ones outside came out awful, and usually those are the best ones.

I used a pencil skirt from an old issue of Burda for this - not sure which one, offhand, but it's completely unadorned by random seamlines or any of their other "features."  This just has darts, front and back, and a waist facing.  The bottom 3" or so of hem is alternating blocks of gray RPL skirt fabric and silver coated cotton, with a light layer of batting and then some quilting stitches.  I gathered the silver blocks to enhance the metallic effect.

And then, for good measure, I added  the few tumbling blocks on the left front just to break up the thickness of the hem.  Those are my favorite part of the skirt, and I'm thinking about maybe just a few more . . . or maybe not.  I think I need to decide how much I like this skirt before I commit to tinkering any more with it.

11 comments:

SEWN said...

is the skirt pegged?

Lorinda said...

I like it like it is. I would not add more blocks, you have it just right.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I really like this skirt and in my humble opinion you don't need any more squares. It's perfect just like it is.

gMarie said...

it turned out nice. I like it the way it is. g

KC said...

I like it a lot. And I'm sure the first time I played tetris it was in (greeny) black and (greeny) white.

T. Sedai said...

I really like your skirt! I think it looks just perfect - no need to tinker with it. Just enjoy!

velosewer said...

I would let the skirt rest until you are satisfied with your work. I like the tumbling blocks. It makes the design interesting.

Kyle said...

ooo! that is fun!

Becky said...

I think it turned out really well! I like the subtlety of the block design.

gwensews said...

Your "tetris" skirt turned our great. It could set a new trend!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

This is quite cool. I think the three tumbling blocks are perfect--three is a very pleasig number to the human eye.