Make your own A line skirt online with Contrado
Show off your artistic skills with your own printed skater skirt. Whether you want to stand out from the crowd, launch a fashion brand or simply embrace your personal style, customising your clothes is the way to go. Make your own skater skirt and upload original artwork to create a fashion statement. The flattering cut of this classic skirt will suit women of all shapes and sizes. With 8 sizes available and 2 lengths; classic and short, this one of a kind skater skirt will give your look a unique new twist.
UK Printed Skater Skirt
It is so important to know and understand where your clothing comes from, and who has made them. Your custom printed skirt is handmade at the Contrado in London, by a team of skilled technicians and seamstresses. Available in large and small runs, with fast turnaround and delivery, this skirt is ideal for personal use or for launching your own collection of printed skater skirts.
Your Label, Your Brand
Are you looking to sell your own line of skater skirts? Look no further than our printed fabric labels. Your new skirt comes with a 50 x 35mm satin label option; ideal for launching your collection into the world! Add your brand name or logo to your labels to give your collection the perfect professional final addition. Each fabric label is as unique as the skirt it is made for. Why not add something distinct to each one? Get recognised, and build your fashion collection with your own fabric labels.
Style it with
Show off your figure with this stunning A-line skirt. The skater style is a timeless cut, which adds a cute pop of quirky elegance to any look. With a nod to 50’s fashion, the flattering shape of your new skirt will give you enviable hourglass curves. Hugging your waist and kicking out at the hips, there are so many ways to wear this stunning skirt. To create a streamline silhouette, pair it with our Custom Body Suit and a pair of killer heels for a fierce night out look. To keep things a little sweeter, we suggest teaming the skirt with a simple t-shirt and a pair of sneakers. Pop on a denim jacket or bomber over the top to keep things casual.
Turn inside out before washing. Iron on the reverse of the printed side. 30°c wash. Low tumble heat. Do not wring. Low heat iron. Steam safe.
The Contrado promise
Our talented team of over 100 makers, customer service staff, marketeers, designers, and developers, love to make things in our London production facility. It means everything Contrado produces is in-house with experience that dates back to 2003 overseeing and making custom products promising:
- 100% Made in UK
All our products are handmade in-house in the UK
- Speedy Turnaround
Orders are made and dispatched usually within 1-2 days
- Made to Order
Every order is made to order with no mass production
- High Quality
We use high quality materials to create bespoke products
- Personal Service
In-house customer service offers personal and attentive service
Turn your design talent into business
Whether you are looking to expand your product range or start your brand from scratch, we can help you sell your designs. We support creative brands and independent designers with our extensive experience of bespoke manufacturing on-demand. We can help you make your idea into a high quality physical product and sell your product how you want to.
Sell With Us
Frequently asked questions:
What parts of the Printed Skater Skirt are customised?
When you make your own skater skirt, you have the power to create a fashion piece which is perfect for your figure and style. With this in mind, your skirt has been designed so that the whole thing can be customised by you. Upload artwork onto the entire front and back. You have the option to create different designs for both sides. Opt for your perfect size and a classic or short length. You can also choose the colour of the waistband/tape and a white or black stitch.
What fabric is this skirt made from?
Your skirt is made from our smooth customised soft shell jersey. This is a technical jersey, which is made with 2 layers of fabric that have been bonded together. The face of the fabric is smooth and cool and the back is soft and brushed, making it a pleasure to wear against the skin. It is flexible with a good stretch, adding to its comfort. This is a heavy fabric, weighing 350gsm. It has a good drape and a slightly structured body, which gives the skirt a contemporary feel.
Are there any additional fine details to the skirt?
This printed skater skirt is a lot more than a simple skirt. Handmade to order, your skirt is made from 2 pieces of flexible soft shell jersey, which are stitched together seamlessly, creating a fluid finish. The hem has been finished with a classic top stitch, while the waist is completed by a slim waistband/tape, which can be customised to the colour of your choice. The skirt is fastened with a hidden zip and hook and eye closure.
browse and buy printed skater skirts designed by our selected set of creative individuals.
Design your Own Fabric, with Contrado! from Contrado on Vimeo.
What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi; this means that no resizing of your file occurs, preventing any interpolation. Our design interface will have a quality marker next to the design that you have uploaded, this will change colour using a traffic light system and display a message. The message will let you know if the resolution is too low or if you have a good quality image.
How will my image scale?
When you upload your design our system will automatically scale it to fit your chosen fabric dimensions. In the ‘Product Image’ tab, the displayed dimensions under ‘Print Size’ will show the dimensions of the piece of fabric that you are ordering. For image/design dimensions you need to see the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab. You can see and edit the dimensions of the image under the quality information next to the thumbnail.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
If each individual colour is specifically important to your design, choose CYMK as our setup will print each colour with the closest possible match within our available range. If the relationship between the colours within the image is more important choose RGB; this will reduce all colours equally to fit within our range.
For most of our fabrics there is no limit on the length of the fabric that you can order. We have a preview design window set up to 10m max to visualise the print, but that's not a print limit. If you'd like to order more, increase the quantity (x2 for 20m or x4 for 40m for example) and then you can order as much as you'd like, with a built in automatic volume discount too. The maximum print width of each fabric can be found on the individual fabric pages or in our design interface.
Do I need to incorporate white space within my design if I want a border or some cutting space?
Yes, that might help you! Always incorporate any extra space or boarders into your purchased fabric size. We trim squarely around fabric samples and fabric prints, leaving approximately 5mm white space. Cutting neatly on the line has an additional fee.
Do you print on fabric a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not; we like to test meticulously so that we know what gets best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, and if you have access to a heat press you can press your own fabrics easily.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
What is the situation with material shrinkage?
Just like many fabric printing processes, there is the potential for shrinkage. Depending on the fabric, please expect and allow between 2-8% shrinkage which you need to plan for in your dimensions. This percentage can vary from print run to print run and between fabrics, so we would advise to order a little more material than you require for your project.
Can I print on both sides of the fabric?
We do not offer printing on both sides of the fabric, as a lot of our fabrics are semi-transparent. As the customer, you can consider the effect of printing on both sides one of our fabrics and contact us, and we will get back to you if it's feasible.
Can I order labels in another fabric? Will you cut them like you do with the normal fabric labels?
At the moment no, our labels are all printed on the same satin fabric. We may introduce more in the future, but for now this is the best choice. The labels are all cut the same way. You can order the fabric of your choice and make the labels yourself, but we do not cut different fabric into label format.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-3 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.
We have a range of trusted shipping options:
- Royal Mail 1st Class Standard (no tracking) - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking) - Usually delivered the next working day. It is not a guaranteed next day service, or a tracked service. A signature is required. (Please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Special Delivery - Delivered the next working day
- Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
- Collection from our London Office (between 4-6pm on working days only)
- For international orders or large/bulky packages within the UK, we ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.
Produced and ready to ship within 1-3 days on average.
A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.
Low shipping fees
- We print and make everything in-house. Production times are dependent on the product.
Express shipping available
- From £1.25 to ship within the UK.
- A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.