1950s retro inspired gathered skirt

Added Apr 15, 2013

by petrafedorova

Edenbridge, Unit...

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Description

This skirt is made out of old curtains, absolutely gorgeous fabric.

More info on my blog here http://petrafedor.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/just-few-easter-pictures-and-my-new.html and here http://petrafedor.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/vintage-inspired-skirt-finished-and-new.html.

This product is for sale
By petrafedorova at etsy

Material Notes

recycled cotton curtains

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Apr 19, 2013, 08.10 PMby LindaGross

    Thx for your reply. I’ve never made pleats/joined a garment that way. I think it is very creative and can’t wait to try it on my next project w/pleats. Being self taught certainly has its own set of challenges but some of the best looks and techniques are created that way. Again, thanks for sharing how you made it. It is very nicely done and very inspiring!

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    Apr 16, 2013, 02.23 AMby LindaGross

    I like the gathers/pleats/tucks at the waist. The skirt lies flat at the belly even though it is a full skirt. I’ve not yet mastered getting that look. Do you mind if I ask what technique you used in gathering this beautiful skirt while making it lay close to the body (slenderizing)? LindaG

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      Apr 16, 2013, 07.32 AMby petrafedorova

      I do not really use any special technique, join the side seams of waistband and skirt and the middle of waistband and skirt and then keep folding fabric on both sides to end up with the same amount of pleats. Hope it makes sense. As I am only self taught seemstress, so my techniques might not be right, but work for me.

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