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Flower Power Midi

Added Feb 5, 2016

by pambox

Sydney, Australia

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Description

Floral prints seem to be in at the moment. At least I’ve seen a lot on sewing blogs, in fabric stores, and in the windows of clothes shops. But I haven’t seen so many giantly oversized florals like this 1950s-feel midi skirt. So I guess this skirt is both on-trend and individual.

The skirt itself isn’t really that exciting. It’s self-designed, and without any measuring at all. I simply sewed up the back seam leaving room for inserting the zipper, and then went to work pinning it on my dressmaker’s dummy. I eyeball measured to try and keep things even, although the side pleats are narrower than the front and back pleats. But the large-scale print means that these slight differences don’t really matter – the flowers still stand out anyway. I hand-stitched the waistband down so that I only stitched through the insides of the pleats, allowing the pleats to stand out and so that there was no visible stitching line through the tops of the petals.

Read more: http://antipodeanstitcher.blogspot.com.au/2016/02/flower-power-midi.html

Material Notes

1m x 1.5m cotton

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Classic, Vintage, Romantic, Bohemian
Material
Cotton

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    Feb 10, 2016, 10.29 PMby freakusbzzz

    Lovely Pam. where did you get the fabric from?

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    Feb 6, 2016, 01.29 AMby Bbtiny

    What a great skirt!

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    Feb 5, 2016, 05.49 PMby Beccki

    Love the skirt, so cool.

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    Feb 5, 2016, 04.16 PMby Maria Hayek

    Love it! Beautiful skirt :)

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