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balloon skirt

Added Sep 9, 2007

by lauriana

Den Haag, Nether...




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This fabric has been sitting in my stash for half a year. I bought it in the sale of last winter’s fabrics for a different kind of balloon skirt, but then the wheather got too warm. Now, I didn’t quite like the other pattern anymore (hip yoke with balloon piece attached) and wanted one with pleats. In the new Burda Easy Fashion was a pattern for a dress with just that kind of skirt, so I adepted that. It’s still a bit of an experiment for me. I’ve never worn a balloon skirt before, or any other skirt that’s very full right from the top. I figured that now is the time to try out such things, though.

Material Notes

taffetta-like fabric with flock print, lining fabric, blind zipper




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    Oct 21, 2008, 12.46 AMby pinksunflower

    I like it – my friend wants me to amek her one, but don’t know where to start!

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    Sep 10, 2007, 02.03 PMby stephanie-s

    I adore this fabric!!! Excellent work on the pleats/‘bustling’ and the ‘bubbling’! :)

    Beautiful Skirt, did you create your own pattern?

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    Sep 10, 2007, 06.13 AMby lauriana

    That’s not a stupid question! This is the front, but both sides are exactly the same. This gives quite a full balloon shape. The perspective in the picture is a bit off (you can see it in the exposed bit of the dressform), and think that gives the extra bustle-like look.

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    Sep 10, 2007, 05.05 AMby elainemay

    nice work again- very nice job with the pleats! stupid question though— is this the back of the skirt we’re seeing? or is it like this on both sides? it kind of looks like the bustle of a skirt.

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    Sep 10, 2007, 03.10 AMby lilo

    Elegant, beautiful.

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    Sep 9, 2007, 07.16 AMby wyn

    Rich and delicious skirt.

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