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'Excuse me Miss' gathered skirt

Added Oct 10, 2010

by jennifereliz...

Melbourne, Austr...






I made this lil’ number on my dressmakers manneqin. I couldn’t use a pattern because I only had a weeny amount of fabric and didn’t think I could find one that would work.

I just gathered the fabric into rough, vaguely matching pleats and attached it to a wide waist-band. Not being one to really think things through though, the back is a bit of a mess – zip, hook and eye are all a bit of a mash, but the main thing is how it looks from the front!

The hem was tricky because I didn’t have anything to turn under – I wanted to keep the length and finish it without breaking up the stripes. Problem solved with a narrow band of brown binding to match the fabric.

I have to admit it’s taken me about a year to finish this skirt so it’s with massive sigh of relief that I finally finished this project!

Material Notes

Fabric is a printed cotton/stretch blend




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Casual
Cotton, Blends

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    Apr 1, 2011, 11.25 PMby robiedodson

    sigh…I’m in love with this! the skirt AND the fabric are divine!

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    Oct 12, 2010, 11.46 AMby jenniferelizabeth

    Thanks peeps! Very rewarding to finally finish this one!

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    Oct 12, 2010, 11.00 AMby loulourosa

    what a cool skirt, i love the colours, the fabric,..this simple pattern is perfect for this fabric

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    Oct 12, 2010, 10.17 AMby BeYou TiFul

    Love this!

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    Oct 11, 2010, 03.41 PMby lizah

    LOVE it! the fabric and the shape is adorable!

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    Oct 11, 2010, 01.58 PMby stefilu

    you found the perfect way to create a garment from this beautiful fabric

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    Oct 11, 2010, 12.55 PMby helle04

    Very cute! How wide is the skirt at the bottom hem?

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    Oct 11, 2010, 06.52 AMby dabura

    adorable dress. Great fabric choice and realization. :)

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    Oct 11, 2010, 04.34 AMby sweetcherry

    i love this so cute!

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    Oct 11, 2010, 01.33 AMby lizajane09

    Love this! Great fabric.

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    Oct 10, 2010, 07.39 PMby Tega Edewor

    This is lovely. Love the way you arranged the fabric-from horizontal to vertical…

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    Oct 10, 2010, 05.33 PMby molly-sews

    That’s really cool!

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    Oct 10, 2010, 05.13 PMby loves2sew555


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    Oct 10, 2010, 04.20 PMby pink-cornelia

    love it!!

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    Oct 10, 2010, 04.16 PMby juebejue

    simply adorable!!!

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    Oct 10, 2010, 12.53 PMby redslippers

    Yes, loove the fabric. Skirt looks simply stunning. Ah, sometimes you just need a bit of inspirational sewing without too much planning I say :)

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    Oct 10, 2010, 10.30 AMby helluvaguy

    It looks absolutely amazing, The colors an d the fabric are great. Well done.

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    Oct 10, 2010, 10.09 AMby onlyoneme

    Looks FANTASTIC! great job!

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    Oct 10, 2010, 09.59 AMby iroiro

    Amazing fabric!

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