Wardrobe Pairings and DIY Inspiration for the Passementerie Swing Skirt from The School of Making

BUILDING A WARDROBE WITH JULY’S SWATCH OF THE MONTH

Frame 1 (clockwise): 100% Organic and Extra-Long Staple Cotton Jersey in Camel, White, Natural, Navy, and Ballet (featured in Studio Bundle #2); The Classic Coat in New Leaves Camel/Camel with Backstitch Reverse Appliqué; The A-Line Pattern envelope; Fabric Swatch in Navy Facets with Slate textile paint; Passementerie Swing Skirt kit contents; Natalie’s Dream A-Line Top kit contents

Frame 2 (clockwise): The Passementerie Swing Skirt Kit in Navy; The Classic Coat in New Leaves Camel/Camel with Backstitch Reverse Appliqué; The A-Line Pattern envelope; Fabric Swatch in Navy Facets with Slate textile paint

Frame 3 (clockwise): 100% Organic and Extra-Long Staple Cotton Jersey in Camel, White, Natural, Navy, and Ballet (featured in Studio Bundle #2); The Ezra Blazer Kit in Abstract Peacock/Navy with Reverse Appliqué; Passementerie Swing Skirt kit contents; Natalie’s Dream A-Line Top kit contents

Frame 4 (from left): The Natalie’s Dream A-Line Top Kit; Fabric Swatch in Camel/Natural Anna’s Garden with Reverse Appliqué

This week, we introduce a new Swing Skirt DIY Kit that applies the Latticework Passementerie technique featured in July’s Swatch of the Month. This embellishment is at once intricate yet understated, making it the perfect technique to elevate wardrobe staples like the Swing Skirt. Make your own Passementerie Swing Skirt in Ballet or Navy, and explore inspiration for building a wardrobe to mix and match below.

Studio Bundle #2:

Our current color palette features five core Medium-Weight Jersey fabric colors: White, Natural, Ballet, Camel, and Navy. Studio Bundle #2 includes 2-yard cuts of each fabric color (plus a 20% discount) for making complementary garments to style with the Passementerie Swing Skirt (and more).


Pattern Highlight:

Passementerie can be added to any garment using fabric scraps and instructions from July’s Swatch of the Month newsletter. Patterns like the A-Line Top and Ezra Jacket lend especially well to this technique, and are some of our favorite silhouettes to pair with the Swing Skirt.


Custom DIY:

Our Custom DIY program allows makers to design their own kits and build a unique wardrobe with design details that reflect their personal style. Experiment with stencils, techniques, and fabric color combinations to create the hallmark pieces that pair with everyday staples like the Passementerie Swing Skirt. Learn more about Custom DIY here, and find everything you need to know in our Custom DIY Guide.


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