I Made This: The iOS Skirt



A few weeks ago, in preparation for a mobile web development conference in Orlando, I had a vision of a skirt with tumbling iPhones and iPads, and I knew what I had to do. I had to make it exist.

After a trip to the mall turned up no plain A-line skirts, I realized that I needed to sew the skirt myself...something I had never done before! But I found a pattern (I had to hack it to get rid of the tie at the waistband) and managed to make a skirt that looks like a real skirt and not like college dorm room curtains.


For the iPhones and iPads, I found illustrations online, cut out paper templates, and then cut the shapes out of various fabrics. An iron-on backing makes the appliqué work much easier. I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. I'm going to be an unstoppable skirt-sewing machine!

I'm looking foward to debuting it at the conference. But, lord help the mobile nerd who points out it that doesn't accurately represent the diversity of the mobile landscape. Dude, it's only a skirt!