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Trend Watch…Flirty, Flowy Skirts!

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Last week’s “Thursday Styles” section of the New York Times featured long, flowy skirts as a trend to watch in coming seasons. This is great news for sewers because they’re super easy to make! A couple of yards of awesome fabric and a good pattern is all you need. Fortunately Bolt & Spool is here with both!


Just as a point of reference, the skirts in the article started at $350 and went to $2800! I think we can do better without sacrificing any style…


Here are our alternatives:

First a favorite from Deer & Doe, Paris, the Jupe Chardon skirt. With pleats that open below the waist, this is a great skirt for tucking in a cashmere sweater and showing off the fine details. Deer & Doe patterns come with directions in both French and English and are a dream to sew up. You feel tres chic when you wear her designs!


The next style is also a European design. Paco Peralta a fabulous designer from Barcelona hand drafts his patterns!! SO special and SO couture! Una falda hermosa!!

half circle skirt

Another design comes to us from our friends up north! Canadian pattern company Sewaholic offers the Hollyburn Skirt that is slightly more casual, but would work great with one of our fabulous denims!



Finally, although we don’t carry Burda or Butterick patterns, my list of sewing recommendations would not be complete without offering these styles up as contenders! Great styles and always well vetted. I’ve attached links to SewingPatterns.com if you’d like to investigate these styles further…



burda full skirt 1




And now to the fabric…Bolt & Spool has so many choices, depending on how dressy or casual you want to go! My favorite picks are banker’s grey wool flanella or our wool/cashmere blend in navy blue. For the holidays, a red tartan plaid would be super festive and always classic!

wool flannel flannella bankers grey fold

wool-cashmere navy fold

wool tartan Crawford modern fold copy

Hope you enjoy these style suggestions! Happy sewing!

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