Reed Skirt Sew-Along: Inspiration

Welcome to the first day of the Reed Skirt Sew-Along! We're going to walk you through each step of making the Reed Skirt, and we've got some really cute pattern variations for you once we make it through the regular skirt construction. Before we get to all that though, lets talk pattern inspiration! We had a lot of fun pulling these images from ready-to-wear sites and selecting the skirts to share here. You can get garment details and see even more inspiration on our Reed Inspiration Pinterest Board.

Reed Skirt Sew-Along: Pattern Inspiration | Grainline Studio

When designing this skirt we wanted it to be a bit of a nod to the 70's and I think these inspiration photos capture that feeling perfectly! Think corduroys, fall colors, twill, and maybe even some suede! We've got some cute corduroy lined up for one of our sew-along versions.

Reed Skirt Sew-Along: Pattern Inspiration | Grainline Studio

The Reed Skirt is also good for a variety of fabrics, from denim to prints! We love the idea of a printed rayon or lace eyelet with a slip as shown above. The piping on the yellow one above would be a really great touch if you're feeling ambitious! 

Reed Skirt Sew-Along: Pattern Inspiration | Grainline Studio

Something we kept finding while looking for inspiration images were these leather (or pleather) skirts. The silhouette is very Reed and I love how they give an edge to this style. I also really like the idea of a suede Reed, and the plus with suede is you wouldn't need to hem it!

Reed Skirt Sew-Along: Pattern Inspiration | Grainline Studio

Also can we talk about how happy I am that wool suiting, tweeds, plaids and checks are back in fashion?! That red herringbone skirt is something I think I personally need to copy, I love it so much! These versions are also great for the office and work well with the knee length or midi length views. 

I hope you found some inspiration in this post for your own skirt, I know I found a lot while searching for these! Next up we'll be talking about fabrics, and really the sky is the limit with this one! If you have any questions just let us know in the comments below. See you next time!

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