Frills and Flounces Skirt
Trompe l’oeil is fashionable on walls, so I thought I should try this look on a skirt. The Frills and Flounces design has as much detail as I could find to fill every available space on the artwork. I went through all my history of costume books and selected pages of evening gowns and textile to draw from. A sash from a Victor Stiebel 1950’s silk evening gown, Tulle frills from a Norman Hartnell evening dress from the 40’s, American furnishing fabric from 1834, lace and trimmings from my personal collection of treasures. When I finished and could add no more, I decided to add a drawing of a needle threaded with cotton and a few dress making pins so it might look as if you were still sewing and completing this project.
Available in colours Grey, Beige, Purple, Lipstick Pink, Red and Burnt Orange.
This skirt like all the MADCAT skirts, is made of a stretch woven fabric for comfort. The narrow non stretch cotton waistband is secured closed by a hook and eye, hand sewn on by me in each and every skirt. The centre back invisible zip has a fabric fly piece. This is so the zip does not touch your skin as the glue at the base of a zip can be irritating to sensitive skins. I also like that when I am closing the zip it does not snag my underwear. The MADCAT ribbon label is set into the inside of the waistband so that you can use the label as a hook especially when travelling and there are no coat hangers available in your room.
The yarn content of the skirts is 75%viscose (pine tree wood pulp), 21% nylon and 4% lycra.
Skirt Care Instructions: Hand wash in warm water, do not mix reds and dark coloured skirts with other washing as the dye is shed dramatically in the first wash. This does not change the colour of the skirt in any way. Skirts can be washed in front loading washing machines on the wool programme. Line dry inside out on sunny days or spin dry and place on a radiator/ heated towel rail. Skirts can be dry cleaned as delicate. Use a cool iron to press. The fabric puffs up when it becomes wet and returns to flat when dry, do not iron when wet.