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Fun Brocade Skirt

Added Apr 16, 2013

by MaZeLiving

Dallas, Texas, U...






I had a remnant of beautiful royal blue and gold brocade. I only had half a yard, but thanks to the generous width I managed to make a skirt for my teenage daughter. The fabric is beautiful, but I can’t decide if the skirt is more fun on the outside or the inside. I lined it with gold lining, All seams are finished with bias tape I made from the same fabric I used for lining. The inside of the waistband is reinforced with matching gold grossgrain ribbon to keep it from sliding.
I used McCall’s 6706, but had to make some alterations. It has three pleats on the front and back and one on each side. Limited to such small piece of fabric, I eliminated the center pleat and moved the remaining ones closer together, this way I fit both front and back in one width. Invisible zip is hidden in one of the side pleats. I only have it 2/3 of the way open, but it really is invisible once closed. I did pretty good job on it, not to mention that the color was dead on.

Material Notes

Polyester brocade, polyester lining




Garment Type

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  • Swirlblouse1_large

    Nov 29, 2014, 07.23 PMby slmnstyle

    This is such a beautiful skirt! The inside is just as beautiful as the outside! Well done.

  • Tete_large

    Apr 16, 2013, 06.31 PMby Delphine C.

    I made a brocade skirt a few month ago too! I LOVE your skirt and the finishing is exquisite!!!

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    • Me_large

      Apr 16, 2013, 07.30 PMby MaZeLiving

      Thank you! It isn’t the easiest fabric to work with, but it is well worth the effort! :)

  • _34_large

    Apr 16, 2013, 05.32 PMby liliv-1

    gorgeous, it’ s perfectly finished!

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    • Me_large

      Apr 16, 2013, 07.34 PMby MaZeLiving

      Thank you! Gold lining brings out the beauty of royal blue even more! I almost had to treat it with royal finishing. :)

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    Apr 16, 2013, 04.42 PMby Mary Athey

    its beautiful inside and out and i’m sure your daughter was thrilled with it x

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    • Me_large

      Apr 16, 2013, 07.36 PMby MaZeLiving

      Thank you for kind words. If it could only make life with a teenager easier … It would be magic :)

    • Img_20151112_204232_large

      Apr 16, 2013, 08.52 PMby Mary Athey

      lol, oh i know full well what living with teenagers is like. thankfully my youngest is now 20 and has moved out. i’m thinking of changing the locks lol x

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