This skirts name is Split Personality Skirt (AKA- Split P Skirt). With designing this skirt, we wanted to create the illusion of 'are those pants or is that a skirt'?? It is a skirt obviously, but from afar the center back and center front opening creates the illusion of the appearance of pants. This design is full couture, so all stitching was completed by hand!
This is the stuff nobody gets to see! Temporary yet oh so necessary thread marking and basting thread stitches. Thread marking stitches are inserted in prior to cutting out fabric, as they frame each pattern piece. They are also used to clearly display any notches. These threads get removed after each seam receives their permanent stitches or at the very end of full garment construction. Basting threads hold multiple layers of fabric together prior to putting in permanent stitches.
If you blink, you will miss the slash pocket element in this skirt design. We carefully lined up the fabric print to ensure the pocket opening was one with the rest of the skirt. Pocket is lined with a buttery silk charmeuse fabric.
We hand stitched the center back zipper with a decorative stab stitch finish in contrasting red. Have you tried decorative stitches to highlight a seam? We ended up carrying this decorative stitch further in the garment along the CF and CB seams.
CB and CF Slits
Along the center back (CB) and center front (CF) we designed high slits for movement and also to create an illusion of pants from afar.
Fabric Covered Snap Closure
Elevate the quality of any garment with fabric covered snaps. Often seen on pricier apparel, these snaps only take a few minutes to sew. But, can change the look dramatically. Check out our detailed blog post on "How To Sew Fabric Covered Snaps".
Changing our perspective can make life beautiful! Here is the completed Split P Skirt flipped inside out. To all the designers out there, do you ever just wanna show the insides of the design first?
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Designed, photographed and written by Sheila Wong Studios.