Checker skirt

by Lholy-chan on June 7, 2014 · 5 comments

in Modern Patterns,Notions,Skirts

I’ve had several people telling me that this skirt reminds them of the 50′s/60′s so I thought I would share it with you, but it’s not exactly vintage. I hope it’s okay to post it here.

The thing that makes this skirt special and I think helps with the vintage vibe is the fabric. I fell in love with this motif as soon as I saw it. It is from La Modette, a new French fabric designer. She offers lots of really nice and cheerful motifs, several of which have a vintage feel to them. I think I’m not the only one around here who would love them. :)

The website is only in French so far but she sends her fabric anywhere, you can pay by Paypal and I think it shouldn’t be a problem to order. There are specific schedules (which you can find there) set for ordering specific fabric types. I was a fabric tester for the poplin, that’s how this skirt came to be, and I can say I had a very nice experience. And I love the resulting skirt!

You can find all my posts about La Modette here on my blog.

It’s a simple knee-length full gathered skirt with an elasticized waistband. To get enough fullness I cut two 1m rectangles that I gathered to the waistband (cut long enough to accomodate my hips), and then I passed an elastic through it.

For this outfit I combined it with a real vintage top that belonged to my grandmother and a Charter School cardigan from ModCloth. I think the skirt could use a little help to flare a little bit more at the bottom, I’m thinking of making a light cotton petticoat with maybe some frills at the bottom? I’d like for the skirt to stay work appropriate so I don’t want too much fullness. What do you think?

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Linda June 7, 2014 at 10:07 pm

Thank you for sharing’?! I just ordered three meters of Mini Boy and it couldn’t be easier! Love the selection at LA Modette. Thanks for sharing. Your skirt is lovely.


Lholy-chan June 9, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Thank you for your comment! I’m really glad you liked the fabric too. ^^ And it’s nice to get confirmation that it’s easy to order for non-french speaking persons.
I don’t know if you saw it but I currently have a giveaway for credit to her store (it ends tomorrow), you should check it in case you’re planning on ordering more in the future. :)


Jet Set Sewing June 8, 2014 at 5:18 pm

That’s very cute, and I saw a similar skirt in black and white in the window of Chanel this morning!


Lholy-chan June 9, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Thank you very much! Black and white sounds really nice too, I’d want to make another skirt if I saw such a fabric. ;)


La Modette June 9, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Thanks so much for speaking about La Modette ;)
And thank you very much Linda for your order! I’ll try to translate my e-shop asap.
If you have any question, feel free to ask me through the contact form on the website of course. I’d be pleased to answer!
Sandrine, La Modette


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