The Queen Bitch Skirt ~ Tree of Life
The Queen Bitch Skirt ~ Tree of Life
The Queen Bitch Skirt ~ Tree of Life

The Queen Bitch Skirt ~ Tree of Life

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PLAGUE SUITS

DEFIANT COLOUR, DRAMATIC SILHOUETTES, EXCELLENT POCKETS

1950s Hollywood glamour meets sassy Indian cholis in these striking and adventure-friendly plague suits.

Wearability and versatility is baked into these designs. Buy one piece and drop it into an outfit to add a touch of spice or buy a matching set for maximum impact.

Matching plague masks are available for all prints.

QUEEN BITCH SKIRT

I made an exception to my wearability policy for this garment. You’re not going to be running for the bus or climbing trees in this thing. Nope. This is for sauntering and sashaying and lifting your skirt on staircases.

This maxi length skirt is gathered in box pleats along a wide high-waisted bamboo silk lined waistband. The skirt features roomy pockets, a concealed back zipper and the Circe's Circle wooden button. The skirt measures approx 104cm from waistband to hem. I am 5’8 and the skirt falls to my ankles. Add a note at checkout if you want to make yours shorter (due to the width of the fabric the maximum length for this skirt is 104cm).

Add one of our matching tops for ultimate coordination

It takes about 3 hours to make this skirt, from chalking out your measurements to pressing the final garment.

SIZING

Please check your measurements against the sizing chart before placing your order. If you’re unsure about which size to order, please contact me and we can figure out the best option for you.

Custom sizing is available at no extra charge. Chose the custom size option and put your bust, waist & hip measurements in your check-out notes, plus the best way to contact you if I need to get in touch.

TREE OF LIFE (DUTCH WAX)

The fingery roots of a curious turquoise-blossomed tree burrow into chocolatey earth.

WANT THIS IN ANOTHER FABRIC?
Select your desired garment from the custom collection page and chose your preferred fabric from the current selection.

COMPOSITION

This garment is made from dutch wax with bamboo silk trimmings.

DUTCH WAX

Sundays in South London are full of Dutch Wax fabric. West African women dressed in exquisite head-to-toe ensembles on their way to church bearing tupperwears stuffed with food to share. I have always enjoyed the defiance of this glorious procession, its protest against drabness and its communal peacocking.

When I started making plague masks at the beginning of the pandemic, to send out to friends I could no longer share space with, Dutch Wax was the perfect fabric to use. The prints felt totemic and it pleased me to create a mini tribe of technicolour plague rats, doing the pandemic in our own way: if we have to wear masks then we might as well make a feature out of it.

This 100% cotton fabric comes from the dutch wax emporiums dotted around Brixton’s markets. These shopping trips are often followed by breakfast at my favourite Columbian diner. Please give me more excuses to go there.

BAMBOO SILK
I’ve included vegan organic bamboo silk trimmings to add a dash of luxury against your skin and a secret shock of colour inside your garment. This 100% Oeko-Tex certified fabric is commissioned by a haberdashery in Islington, conveniently located up the road from my favourite tea shop.

We’ve left out those annoying itchy labels. You’ll remember where you bought it.

WASHING INSTRUCTIONS
Wash on a gentle cycle (e.g. 30°C) and line-dry with pride.

MAKING YOUR GARMENT

Please be aware that these garments are made to order and as such it can take up to 10 business days to dispatch your order. If your desire is urgent, please contact me to find out about current wait times.

As much as I enjoy the sound of the sewing machine, I usually have sounds on while I'm making. I cycle through phases of listening to radio, podcasts, lectures, and audio books.

Most often I listen to freeform New Jersey radio station WFMU . When I have a long seam to sew sometimes I try and match the sound of the sewing machine to the music.

Sometimes I write about the music I've been listening to (and making) on my music blog.