My version of a Rose Mortem skirt

As long as I’ve been making clothes I’ve taken inspiration from other peoples design. It’s not like I always recreate something exactly the same as the example I’ve seen but I just like to take bits and pieces of other designs. You can see it as unoriginal but that’s just how my mind works, and if I like something a lot and I can do something like it without spending a lot of money, why not?
Besides, it’s not like anything is original these days, I think I can safely say everything has been done, one time or another.

Anyway, I could go on and on about that subject but I won’t bore you with that rant. Rose Mortem is a clothing company that has inspired more than 1 of my own fabrications. And then I saw this skirt, fel in love with it and found purple fabric. All I had to do was start sewing.

Do you want to see my version?

I made this skirt in a dark lilac velvet I had laying around. It’s stretch fabric and I think it’s gorgeous but in my personal opinion: you can’t do every piece of clothing in velvet without looking like a purple sausage or one of those happy hippy treehugging nature freaks.

Look, iz mah new zkurt


Just being a goofball…

I really liked the tulle at the bottom of the original skirt but I figured it would also look nice with some of the lace I had, to give it a more personal touch and not just a copy of the skirt from Rose Mortem.

No, but seriously…

I’m really happy with this skirt. I think in the end it took me most time to get all the bows on straight, it wasn’t even that much work and I still have some of this fabric left so I have to think about what else to do with it. I think I’ll at least do a nice and simple bolero with it to match.

What do you think of this skirt? Would you wear it? And what do you think I should do with the remaining fabric? I think an entire dress with it would be a bit too much, what do you think? Please let me know in the comments!

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Posted on April 9, 2013, in Seamstress Stuff and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Prettyyyyy!! I love that fabric!!

  2. Oeh, mooie rok en mooi nagemaakt. Superleuk zo met dat kant en de strikjes.

    • Dank je wel 😀 Het is eigenlijk niet zo moeilijk alleen duurde de afwerking met de strikken even, haha. Dat soort dingen blijven bij mij altijd liggen.

  3. It’s beautiful and I would definitely wear it. Purple rocks!

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