An apple skirt story

In May this year, I spent a long and lovely weekend with Lotta and Kelly see here.  

During this splendid weekend, I did a little eco-dyeing using apple leaves on silk jersey knit. Then I decided to try my hand Alabama Chanin's swing skirt, it is my improvisation on that pattern. 

Apple skirt, in process, Christine Mauersberger, 2013

laying out apple leaves

unwrapping the eco-dyed cloth

I used the recommended thread to outline and stitch together the 2 layered skirt, and then used superlustre mulberry silk thread in the center seam as a final detail. 

Detail, center seam using superlustre mulberry silk thread

Center seam

Skirt pattern laid out, before cutting.

Apple tree, New Buffalo, MI, 2013