The Sonia Skirt
Fabric: Two 1950s handmade aprons
Notions: One Vintage metal zipper
Time it Took: 2 hours
Wear again? Definiately
Total cost: £6
Hello Sew Weekly! Its been a while. The last semester of University is upon me so I’ve been a busy bee! I decided last weekend to go for a rest in my hometown of Bristol. While I was there I dragged my boyfriend to a vintage fair where I found these awesome aprons for £3 each. I had to make them into something wearable so I went for a skirt. The print reminded me of this fabric design by Sonia Delaunay a teacher at the Bauhaus in the 1920s and 1930s. Its a shame she doesn’t get as much recognition as she deserves as her husband Robert Delaunay was also an artist. I adore the amount of colour she uses and the colours in this skirt fit perfectly with my “Realising Potential Project”! It was super simple to make just a few darts and a bit of unpicking of the apron strings making them into a waistband and facing and voila!
Delaunay also did some awesome fabric designs! Heres a little more of her work! And finally a parting shot of my lovely new skirt! Bring on Summer!