Burdastyle-Tessuti competition - Marie Skirt with length!

Added Apr 2, 2010

by tgh111

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Description

I decided to use the “Marie Skirt” as the basis for entering the Burdastyle-Tessuti competition for the Stitches & Craft Melbourne Runway show. Keeping the fantastic pleat feature at the front of the skirt, I decided to lengthen, and create the appearance of a wrap skirt at the front, scooping down to a hem line that would compliment the direction of the pleats. Using gorgeous 100% linen from Tessuti frabrics (Italian “Sorrento Stripe” and “White Lulu”) the lines inspired a bidirectional approach. I love chopping and changing, so made one side of the skirt to have stripes running horizontal and to hopefully showcase the front panel. A nice big white strip at the bottom to fold under the panels front and back and we have a new style “Marie Skirt”. To achieve a more classic fit, I sewed the front pleats down a little and I decided to make the back a typical pencil skirt with darts. To keep the direction of stripes consistent and to compliment the front, I did horizontal and vertical as you will see in the photos attached. Hope you like it!

Material Notes

The main fabric is 100% Italian linen from Tessuti called “Sorrento Stripe” which is black with white stripes.
The plain white featured at the bottom hem of the skirt is 100% linen from Tessuti called “White Lulu”. The quality of the linen is beautiful. It is easy to sew and fabulous to wear.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Business, Classic
Material
Linen

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    Apr 5, 2010, 10.06 AMby gabcorb

    wow – you are very creative to think of such cool modifications, and it has turned out beatifully!

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    Apr 4, 2010, 11.08 AMby Passiona Cottee

    wow A very original design. I love what you’ve done with the stripes. Changing the directions really evokes interest and the white panel poking through gives it depth that hints at two skirts instead of one. I can’t wait to see more of your skirts!

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