I was recently chosen to help test the new Golden Rippy Calrose Skirt as part of the recent Aspiring Designers Challenge. I have to say this pattern went outside of my normal comfort zone as ruffles aren’t really my thing. I have never been much of a “girlie-girl” so they don’t make it into my wardrobe often. I was willing to make an exception for this skirt.
I really like the simple line, the line of the ruffles and the fact that they are not overdone. So many ruffled garments have large ruffles, which I find overwhelm the look of the garment. I also love the flamenco feel given by the asymmetrical line of the ruffles.
When I looked at the picture of the skirt, I could just “see” the skirt in an ombre theme and luckily my stash was up to the challenge. I found some nice blues that toned in together (and even another lighter blue I will make into a matching top later).
The skirt came together well and looks pretty awesome! I must of done something right as it is the first time I have been featured in a pattern listing.
The Calrose skirt also has options for a penil skirt and a flared skirt and is now available on the Golden Rippy website and is currently on sale for $10. I hope yours looks as good as mine!
Happy sewing! :-)