Inspiration for a custom printed skirt

November 14, 2017 1 Comment

Inspiration for a custom printed skirt

November 14, 2017 1 Comment

One thing on my sewing bucket list is to make a custom print skirt. In my Pinterest folder, I have collected some of the best ones I’ve seen in RTW so I figured we should take a look some fabulous skirts!

This is a skirt I’ve had in my inspiration folder for a long time – it’s from Anthropologie and I love the naïve art inspired print.

Another skirt that is almost like a painting, such wonderful depth of colours. This one is from Gucci and it looks almost hand painted!



This skirt from Jonathan Saunders reminds me a little bit of Matisse’s cut-out art. This is a skirt that could work in any setting, a stand-out design without being too elaborate.

This printed skirt from Alice Temperley is probably the design I would have the easiest to use as a starting point for my own design. It is simple, but still very effective I think!


Peter Pilotto does fantastic prints, and this skirt is no exception. This would be my dream skirt to wear. Unfortunately, my artistic skills are limited and I would never be able to do something similar!

This Alice + Olivia print would be perfect for summer, I’m very fond of the brush stroke designs. I would love to do something similar one day, using similar colours on white cotton.


I love the idea of wearing skirts that are like a piece of art, and now that getting small runs of custom print fabrics have gotten easier, maybe 2018 would the year when I finally put this dream into reality!



Johanna Lundström

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  • PsychicSewerKathleen November 14, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    I’m working on the Trend pattern Asymmetric Dress in a knit right now and for 2 of the skirt panels I’ve decided to do some reverse applique (Natalie Chanin style). It’s turned into a rather BIG project since light fabric paint won’t show on a navy knit! I had to resort to using dye remover (which stinks unbelievably – I don’t know if I’m going to be able to tolerate the smell to be honest). I just finished my practice bodice and now know what adjustments need to be made. It’s the first time I’ve put in an all-in-one facing (I don’t recommend her instructions by the way – there is a youtube video by Threads magazine that is fabulous for the all-in-one facing) Your skirt project sounds like fun 🙂 If you pick a light enough colour for the background fabric paint/dye should work okay.

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