At my initial wrap skirt announcement way back in June 2020 one of the skirts was made with a fabric that was brightly colored with a floral pattern and if you looked closely you would find chipmunks running around. I originally bought the fabric for myself but I thought it would make a super fun wrap skirt. I actually still have that skirt on hand if you love the fabric and you have a waist that measures between 30 and 36 inches you might want to claim it today.
So back in November a lovely woman came along looking for a bright skirt in maxi length. We had a video chat where I showed her lots of fabrics. She fell in love with the chipmunks. But there was a problem. I only had about 3 yards of it on hand. I immediately began searching for more of it. For a maxi wrap skirt that is a full or 3/4 circle the requirement is about 7.5 yards. For a fabric like this that is directional the requirement is about another full yard. So i was in a bit of trouble.
I was able to find some bits here and there but it was a fabric that was no longer in print and was now selling for almost $50 per yard. 5 more yards would have been $250 yards. So, that was out of the question for this particular skirt… My friend Amy happened to have 3 yards that she bought at the same time as I bought mine. So now I had 6 yards and the skirt puzzle began.
There was a lot of tracing and calculating and measuring to be able to get the longest and widest skirt possible from the fabric that I had. In the end I was able to make a tea length skirt with a bit of a narrower sweep and a contrasting waist band/tie. I think it turned out beautifully and it’s a great skirt to wear with heels or sneakers.
Now a couple of weeks ago I had a little public sale on all of the samples and ready to ship midi length skirts I have on hand. I will be running another sale during the last week of January only for my biggest fans group. This sale will offer deeper discounts so I can clear my rack to prepare for my next skirt style which will be becoming available in February. If you aren’t part of my biggest fans group you can add your email to my list by using the popup on my site or entering your email in the subscribe box on the sidebar of this page.