Black Daisies Skirt

Added Oct 23, 2013

by Anne Wagenha...

Warwickshire, Un...

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Description

Vintage Butterick 4208 from the 60s was the pattern used for this a-line skirt. It was described as a “hipster” skirt, but daughter no2 wanted it more on her waist, and shorter, if you please. So it went up about 5cm & was shortened by another 4. The sketch shows the hem well above the knee, it isn’t so! I used the remains of a black on black flower print I had in the stash after making a jacket for myself. It’s a polyester of some sort. Shock – no natural fibres!

I bound all the seams, the hem & the edge of the facing with a raspberry cupro Hong Kong finish. No-one will really see it, but this fabric frays like mad & it;s nice to see a little contrasting detail. We love the pattern – I have adjusted it so I can make more without all the fiddly bits. Now to make the jacket with what’s left over…

More info & photos can be found on my blog

Material Notes

polyester with cupro lining for bias Hong Kong strips

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

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

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    Oct 27, 2013, 11.37 AMby alekat

    great use of this fabric. I love the print. And i agree, so what if no one sees it, the fact that you know the hong kong seams are there make you feel a little more special

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    Oct 23, 2013, 05.49 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Nice but the fabric is for a very slim person only – such as your daughter is:-)

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      Oct 23, 2013, 10.01 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      Thanks, it looks great as a jacket, but unfortunately it will never be seen, because it didn’t fit! :D

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    Oct 23, 2013, 04.51 PMby dvinare

    gorgeous skirt! ;)

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