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Gaselli Skirt

Added Jan 19, 2012

by applesofavalon

Lincoln, Nebrask...

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Description

Readers of the Orphan Tales books will appreciate the title of this skirt. In Catherynne M. Valente’s book The Orphan Tales, Vol. II: In the Cities of Coin and Spice, there live these faun-like creatures who lure humans to their dances from which they never return. A bit of a morbid name for a skirt but I was definitely inspired by the book to name it after them.

I used BurdaStyle’s Linda pattern. Due to the very stretchy nature of the fabric I inserted elastic through the waistband for a better fit (plus I hate zippers :P). I also shortened by a couple inches.

I really love wearing this skirt! And at a total cost of about $3, makes it a very welcome addition to my closet. I had wanted to get some great outdoor photos of it but it being all of 8 degrees today, I’m going to stay inside! Have a good day everyone!

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Material Notes

Stretchy crinkle cotton, elastic

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Bohemian, Casual

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    Feb 28, 2012, 04.10 AMby Tiffany Jones-Toubeaux

    Oh, I loved those books! This skirt is a really nice reminder of the story. Very nice!

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      Feb 29, 2012, 01.28 AMby applesofavalon

      Thanks! I can’t help but dance when I wear it!

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    Jan 22, 2012, 08.31 PMby sarscam1

    That has a really nice fit, which can be tricky with skirts. :)

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      Jan 22, 2012, 11.39 PMby applesofavalon

      Thank you! Thank goodness for elastic too! :P

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    Jan 21, 2012, 03.47 PMby Smiley100

    Beautiful! I like such skirts very much!!

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    Jan 20, 2012, 07.09 AMby kihli

    I don’t know the book, but like your skirt! It must be great for dancing!

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      Jan 20, 2012, 03.18 PMby applesofavalon

      Thanks! It is great for dancing! Haven’t really had an occasion except in the aisles of the grocery store yet though! :P

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Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/gaselli-skirt