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can't miss me skirt

Added Jan 29, 2010

by abbyzeeble

Sheffield, Unite...






I love large prints and this was fun to cut. I moved the pleats to the side (an idea pinched from crazydavises’s asymmetrical a-line). It is unlined which was a mistake as being heavy material it rides up! Plus the material does not drape nicely. But I am really pleased with the print and its position.

This was also my first go with the zipper foot.

I have no idea what ‘style’ to put so ‘other’ will have to do, unless anyone can enlighten me?

Material Notes

cotton drill from IKEA, black 20cm zip.




Garment Type


a-plus a line - wenlan chia

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    Feb 4, 2010, 08.22 PMby abbyzeeble

    Thank you everyone!

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      Feb 8, 2010, 11.59 AMby imvisible

      I am going to make a tenter of it! It is a heavy fabric, but very nice

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    Feb 4, 2010, 01.36 PMby imvisible

    such a coincidence, I bought this fabric on the day I saw you skirt! Nice one, you used the print of the fabric very well!

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      Feb 4, 2010, 08.21 PMby abbyzeeble

      Thank you! What are going to make with your fabric? Having felt the fabric yourself you’ll realise it’s a bit heavy for a skirt and although the pleats look nice on a hanger, they balloon out a bit. I might sew them down.

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    Jan 31, 2010, 02.46 AMby zickzack

    Nice effect on the front. It looks a bit like a second layer of fabric wrapped around a first layer of black fabric.

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    Jan 31, 2010, 02.38 AMby grayscout

    Very nice! I was in Banana Republic today and saw a very similar pattern on a skirt and dress, and I loved it!

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    Jan 30, 2010, 12.32 AMby nessys

    Love the print on this and the placement of it on the skirt Darl – just fab! The black/white contrast is very funky! Nice one!!!

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    Jan 29, 2010, 08.49 PMby beaver

    i love your placement of the pleats! and how the back is completely printed so when you look at the front it’s a bit different; good job:)

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