Black linen skirt

Added Sep 13, 2010

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan

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Description

I bought three meters of black linen in a sale. After making a pair of shorts for my husband and knee-length pants for my son, I still had about 60 cm left. I decided to use it to make a basic skirt as an exercise in pattern drafting. The instructions were from a vintage book called Pattern Drafting vol. II, published by Kamakura-Shobo Publishing in 1970, and I drew the lines with tailor’s chalk straight on the fabric. It is just a high waist pencil skirt with two pairs of darts, wide waistband, side slits and invisible zipper on left side.

I’m pretty satisfied with the result although it is not really my style. I usually don’t feel comfortable with everything that hangs tight around my waist. The skirt was worn for a little afternoon walk around the house, and I began to feel more respect for all ladies who wear body-conscious, hip-hugging clothes. It looks good but definitely not comfortable!

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Material Notes

linen

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Material
Linen

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    Sep 13, 2010, 07.57 PMby tamezdc

    Very nice!

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    Sep 13, 2010, 07.35 PMby solene

    Wonderfull ! Definitly love it.

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    Sep 13, 2010, 07.05 AMby zaarissima

    a wunderfull skirt!

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    Sep 13, 2010, 06.54 AMby pink-cornelia

    simple and cute, you both look great.

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    Sep 13, 2010, 05.58 AMby mad4fabric

    both you and your son look very cool in your new black linen outfits! like the last photo :)

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