It's nice when someone likes your sewing so much that they say "Please make me something." It is even better when they end up wearing the garments a lot. Now I do realize there are blogs whose by-line is "I only sew for Me me Me" notably the very talented and knock-off proficient Selfish Seamstress whose increasingly sporadic posts I avidly consume as soon as they appear. I agree with her sentiment of I only want to sew clothes for me! But even Ms Selfish has on occasion sewn for others. Would she be able to resist requests from her own offspring?
Which leads me to my humble offering of this post. Guess which is the original skirt and which are the knockoffs..
The grey skirt is the original.
It is made from a stretch woven and my daughter wanted it in ponti. I traced the admittedly simple shape of the skirt and yoke and came up with this.
I've had mixed results with attempted knock offs in the past and I've found that I have to go by the finished measurements of the garment, not the person for whom it is intended, especially when it is your daughter wanting the exact fit. Here's the result.
Please excuse the end of day wrinkles (the skirts, not mine!) Now I'm off to sew something for me...