Ladies and Gentleman....I present to you...the moth skirt! Piece number one in my moth fabric collection, crafted by yours truly. I am so excited about this little piece. If you've been following my blog for a while, you probably know that I've been working on getting some garments made of my moth fabric that I designed back in late spring/early summer. Life sort of got away from me for a few months while I was working on my practice piece (the Sundae Dress), but as soon as I got that finished I got working on this skirt. I don't think anything is quite like making garments of a print that you painted, and then converted into fabric. It gives you such a personal connection to the garment, and is- literally-like wearing your art! I adore this skirt, and I think I may have found a design that is simple enough for me to start replicating in other sizes in order to make my design available to other lovely ladies. Starting in late October to early November, I plan to have an Etsy up and running with a few skirts available for purchase!This has been a long term dream of mine, and I am excited to see it starting to come to fruition. This fabric was the perfect way for me to merge my love for painting and Lepidoptera with my unwavering passion for personal style. It is often hard to find ways to merge those three things, but finishing this garment left me fulfilled- feeling like I could conquer the world with my love of colorful moths :)
This skirt is crafted from an Organic Cotton Sateen with a soft hand and slight sheen. The fabric is very comfortable and highly saturated. The skirt is gathered with a fitted waistband and panel of elastic in the back for comfort and a flexible fit. This piece is perfect for the park, paired with a fun blouse at work, or for a lunch date out with friends. The perfect conversation piece, spectacular for bug lovers and colorful gals of all kinds!
Each moth on this skirt is a depiction of an actual, real life moth. Many are native to the United States, and a few are native to Madagascar!
I think my not-so-pleasant cold this week gave me that extra kick I needed to get this collection on a roll. Thursday I stayed at home with the sniffles (and with a serious case of laryngitis, ahhh!), and it was just the right amount of time I needed to get this piece sewn. I also had time to work on some jewelry, so now I have more moth necklaces available, including a Luna Moth, Cecropia, and Imperial moth, as well as Luna Moth earrings. My plan next is to get working on a dress out of my mint colored moth fabric, hopefully it will be done by my second Wedding Anniversary (October 16th) so stay tuned. Please let me know how you like the design, I would love to hear some feedback. I am hoping that there are some gals out there that love colorful bugs as much as I do! As always, thanks for reading and enjoy your day!