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Burdastyle-Tessuti competition - Marie Skirt with length!

Added Apr 2, 2010

by tgh111

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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.




Garment Type
Business, Classic

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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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