The Mia Skirt - Watercolor Pastels - One of a Kind
This listing is for a one of a kind Mia skirt, made to your measurements and crafted from patchworked 100% cotton fabrics. This skirt is different from our other one of kind skirts, because the fabric I'm using is not vintage, but is instead leftover squares of fabric that were originally cut out to make face masks! I love being able to repurpose these materials that larger companies would probably have trashed once face mask production died down. The circle skirt part will be made from the already cut squares, while I will use in stock fabric yardage to create a fun stripe look for the ruffle. You can get a good idea of what it will look like in the example photo of our Make Lemonade sample.
We don't cut any corners on our Mia skirts, as we want these to be long lasting, heirloom quality pieces. We use a full circle skirt pattern for the best drape and maximum twirl-ability. Cotton and cotton blend materials allow for maximum breathability and comfort. All interior edges are finished and the skirt is fully lined with a lightweight cotton voile. We use a fitted waistband with a zipper and button closure, instead of elastic, because elastic does degrade and breakdown with wear and time.
- Full circle midi skirt with ruffle made from 100% premium cotton fabrics
- Fully lined with a lightweight 100% cotton voile
- Pockets that are functional and useful
- Thick, 1.5" wide waistband with button and zipper closure
- Unique vintage button and hand stitched buttonhole
- One-of-a-kind, made to your waist measurement and desired skirt length
***Please leave your waist measurement and skirt length in the order notes. This skirt does not have a stretch waistband. I will automatically add 1/2" to your waistband measurement for ease. Skirt is meant to be a midi length skirt, which means the hem should hit you around the middle of your calf.***
Patchwork layout/design, proportions of skirt and ruffle fullness may differ from illustration based on your size and desired length.
Due to the vintage nature of the materials, there may be some small flaws or stains. I do my best to work around or repair any major flaws.
***Please read through all the item information before placing your order. As these are custom designed and made to your measurements, all sales are final.***
In order for us to make your Mia skirt, you need to provide for us two measurements: your waist measurement and the skirt length measurement.
Please be sure to accurately measure yourself. If you have any questions on how to do this, send me an email at email@example.com. I am happy to help walk you through it.
Your waist measurement should be taken from where you want the skirt waistband to sit on your body. The style is meant to be worn higher on your body, so we suggest you measure your waist slightly above your belly button or at your narrowest point.
***I will add a 1/2 inch of ease to all waist measurements*** What does that mean? It means that if you select your waist measurement to be 35", the finished waist measurment on your garment will be 35.5". The extra half inch is to allow greater ease of movement, which is why in pattern making language it is called ease.
The skirt length measurement is how long your would like the skirt to be and should be taken from where you took your waist measurement to the spot where you'd like the hem to reach on your leg. The Mia skirt is designed to be a midi skirt, which means the hem should reach somewhere around your mid calf. You can choose a measurement that is anywhere between the bottom of your knee down to the top of your ankle.
***Please allow an allowance of plus or minus a 1/2" on your skirt length*** What does this mean? This means that if you select a 28" length, your skirt could be as short as 27.5" in length or 28.5" in length.
All Mia skirts are meant to be long lasting, heirloom quality pieces. To ensure their longevitiy it is important to care for them properly. Some skirts are made from vintage materials and thus need more delicate care.
When possible, we recommend steam cleaning your Mia skirt.
The steam is good for eliminating odors as well as eliminating wrinkles and creases from wear.
For a deeper clean, you can machine wash with COLD water and DELICATE cycle. AIR DRY only.
If you wash on semi-warm, warm or hot, your skirt could experience color bleeding and shrinkage.
If you dry your Mia skirt in a dryer we cannot guarantee that it will not shrink, as most of the materials we use are 100% cotton. All vintage materials were pre-washed.
To remove wrinkles after washing, we recommend steaming. You can also press your skirt on a medium heat setting.
Shipping & Processing
The Mia Skirt is made to order, so please allow 3 to 4 weeks for production and shipping.
If there are any delays or issues, we will reach out to you directly via the email provided at checkout.
All Mia skirts will ship for free via USPS Priority Mail.
Returns & Refunds
All sales are final and non-refundable on Mia skirts as they are custom made to your measurements. It is very important to make sure that you have provided accurate measurements.
If for some reason you have a significant issue upon receiving your Mia skirt, please reach out to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sustainability & Transparency
To cut down on wasted inventory, the Mia skirts are created using a made to order model. That means each skirt is only made when you order it and it is tailor made to your specific measurements.
Any and all fabric scraps left over from your skirt are saved so that they can be turned into other unique items.
For many of our one-of-a-kind Mia skirts, I have sourced unique vintage fabrics from online. While it is great to be able to save vintage textiles from ending up as trash, having to source fabric from many different sellers does have a negative impact on the environment, from the carbon footprint of shipping each package, to the amount of waste generated by the packaging. When possible I try to buy multiple materials from once seller and to recycle pacakging, but that is not always possible.