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another present

Added Mar 5, 2008

by lauriana

Den Haag, Nether...






a simple A-line skirt which I made as a suprise for a friend who is pregnant (I took the picture just before I put it in a package and took it to the post office, so no idea whether it fits and/or she likes it…). I used the same fabric as I did for my own red skirt, but cut it on the straight grain this time (not enough left to cut it at an angle). She doesn’t live close and I wanted it to be a suprise, so I had to rely on guess work for sizing, but she was always a bit smaller at the hip than I am, and told me last week she ‘no longer had her old size’, so I made it fit me at the hip and put on a straight band of soft and very stretchy rib knit. This should stretch comfortably across a growing ‘bumb’ and can also be folded over, to sit under it, while still keeping the skirt up. Because I couldn’t get rib knit in the same colour as the fabric, I took black and added some black piping which I had in my trim stash.

Material Notes

red wide wale cord, red bais tape, black piping, rib knit





the lady who sold me the rib knit, for her advice on maternity wear.

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    Mar 6, 2008, 11.44 AMby lauriana

    My friend just sent me a text message telling me she loved the skirt :)

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    Mar 6, 2008, 02.30 AMby lybu

    Looks great. I like it a lot!!!

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    Mar 5, 2008, 11.42 PMby fashion1

    Great idea! your friend must be very happy!

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    Mar 5, 2008, 03.11 PMby mmmrphs

    Absolutely amazing. She’ll be totally chuffed.

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    Mar 5, 2008, 12.49 PMby passionflower

    I love this! I was thnking of doing the same thing, and worried that it won’t turn out. Glad to see it will! Great Inspriration! Thanks.

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    Mar 5, 2008, 11.06 AMby littlebutton

    I would have loved a skirt like this when I was pregnant. I’m sure your friend will love you for making it for her!

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    Mar 5, 2008, 08.48 AMby dairyheir66

    What a great idea and a great friend! I hope it fits because it is adorable.

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