The Alabama Chanin Gore Skirt is one of our more popular DIY items because it is a simple design that is the perfect canvas for a wide variety of colors, stencils, and embroidery techniques. Shown here in reverse appliqué in our Magdalena design, the skirt sits low on the waist and flares to the hem—creating a beautiful, flowing silhouette.
Using our Custom DIY options, you can choose every aspect of a reverse appliqué garment to fit your style and personality. For instance, you can go for a subtle, yet beautiful tone-on-tone approach, as we have shown here. Or, you may choose a high contrast option for your backing and top layers. The Gore Skirt featured here is just one example of how you might create your own garment.
View the Custom DIY Guide for more information on your options.
OUR DESIGN CHOICES
Fabric weight –100% organic medium-weight cotton jersey
Backing fabric color – Sand
Top layer color – Sand
Stencil – Magdalena
Embroidery Technique – reverse appliqué (instructions available in Alabama Studio Sewing + Design)
Button Craft thread – Dogwood #155
Textile paint color – White
Rib embroidery – Cretan stitch
Hi team, I have a question
I have embroidered the four sections of a mid length skirt using patterns from your book – but now need some guidance on construction of the seams – as the fabric i used is heavier than you US cotton – I don’t want the bulk to ruin the garment flow .
I’m searching your website for instructions as your craft people will have a solution!!!… any advice will be truly welcome .
Ps I Love the inspiration of your work , the softness and subtle contrasts.In these times of social isolation and disruption the focus on beautiful creations is therapeutic.