October 13, 2014 by holy rollin hooker
A while ago I started fooling around with motifs. I mostly use them to make jewelry and crochet embellishments, but every now and again, I get a hankering for making something wearable.
I started making this skirt about a year and a half ago. As with most things I do, I hadn’t really planned it out or anything. I just started making the motifs and had some much fun that I kept making them. That being said, there is nothing even slightly resembling a pattern that I can attach to this post.
Well eventually, I got totally bored making the motifs and slowed down production big time. I added a few motifs every month (attaching them as I went along) and eventually stopped at this midi length skirt. There is something like 138 motifs in all.
The ribbed waistband is something I added on later. The first row of motifs is literally sewn onto the back of the waistband. I’m sure there is a better way of adding a waistband, but I don’t know it, so I did this.
The drawstring is a temporary fix. I’ll eventually add lining and elastic. Lord only knows when I’ll do that seeing as how I am totally uninterested in actually finishing off this garment. That’s what happens when you have a really short attention span. You’re always looking for the next…ooh…a butterfly…