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Checker skirt

June 7, 2014

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?

  1. 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.

    1. 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. 🙂

  2. 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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