skirts for sale

a few people have gotten in touch with me to say that they’d like me to make skirts for them. so i’m trying to figure out the best way to do this.

my original intention was to just make skirts for myself, & one extra in whatever fabric/design i come up with that i would sell to whoever got to it first. the typewriter skirt i made last month sold in like fifteen minutes. but a few other people have said they would like typewriter skirts too. they just didn’t get to it fast enough.

i don’t really want to start a skirt business, per se, because i ran a zine distro for seven years & i just don’t have the energy for the level of customer service. & making skirts is obviously a lot more time-consuming than stuffing some zines into an envelope. & i have a baby now demanding my time & attention.

but i do really enjoy sewing. so i’m trying to figure what i can actually do. what i’m thinking: i’ll offer up three copies of each skirt. skirts will be pretty much exactly like the one i make for myself, but i might be able to customize certain things, like length or trims. (for example, my typewriter skirt has pink trim on the pockets, but alana requested an orange-y/red trim.) skirts will be $50 each.

but i will accept down payments in the event that someone really wants a skirt but doesn’t have $50 right that second. i’m thinking maybe $20 for a down payment? with two months to rustle up the rest? the $20 would obviously go toward the cost of the skirt, & i’d be willing to refund half of that at the end of two months if the person changes their mind/can’t get the rest of the money together/whatever.

i might also make some little baby skirts for sale, but i need to work out the kinks on sizing/length/etc first.

so i guess what i have available right now are two typewriter skirts & three hidden bookcase skirts.

Imagetypewriter skirt

Imagehidden bookcase skirt

want one? paypal me at if you send money as a “personal gift,” paypal won’t take fees & i will be happy. i will also need your hip & waist measurements in inches, a way to correspond with you as necessary (like an email address you actually use), & a mailing address if you’re not in the lawrence/kansas city area. turn around time is probably about two weeks once the skirt has been paid for in full.

i’ll make another skirt in some other design & fabric in august. i haven’t decided what it will be yet, but i did already buy a few yards of this:


Published by Ciara

Ciara Xyerra wrote zines for the better part of two decades. She has a brilliant & adorable preschooler named Ramona & sews as much as she possibly can. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas with her boyfriend. She enjoys catching up on "The New Yorker", meatball subs, keeping it cranky, intersectional post-third wave feminism, dinosaurs, & monsters. If you have nothing nice to say, she recommends that you come sit here by her, so you can say not-nice things together.

2 thoughts on “skirts for sale

  1. OMG, I love that fabric. Where did you get it? I have way too much fabric in my stash these days, but I think I need to get me some of that.

    1. the mix tape fabric? i got it from hawthorne threads. they have some amazing stuff! i just bought a bunch of the “simply sweet” collection to make a quilt for ramona. it’s alphabets & hexagons & stuff, in really baby-friendly colors.

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