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High Waisted Tartan Skirt

Added Nov 11, 2009

by sade-

Gent, Belgium






Self drafted pattern using a pre-exising skirt as a base. Six panels, high waisted, back box pleat for added volume, side zipper & hook & eye closure.

The matching of the plaid was unintentional, but worked out great.

Fully lined.

Material Notes

Outer fabric: 45% wool, 55% polyester tartan in MacKenzie modern design.
Lining: 100% poly, black.
Thread: Nearly a spool used!
Zipper: 22 cm, nylon teeth.




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Other
Polyester, Wool

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    Dec 3, 2009, 11.53 PMby roseglen1

    It looks great, well worth all your effort

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    Nov 12, 2009, 10.44 AMby toril

    Looks great!

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      Nov 13, 2009, 09.09 AMby sade-

      Thank you!

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    Nov 11, 2009, 11.48 PMby Jodi Wade

    You unintentionally managed to match the plaid?! Wow! I’m impressed. I have got to try not trying!! I always have to spend so much time matching…. Nice work!

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      Nov 13, 2009, 09.09 AMby sade-

      Yes, completely unintentional. Since I was working without a pattern, and it’s the first time I work with plaids, I didn’t know if I’d have enough fabric, so I ended giving up on trying to figure how to match it.

      My strategy was: cut three gores with the white line on the middle, cut the other three with the red line on the middle, alternate the gores when assembling the skirt (so red – white – red – white..). It ended matching so nearly perfectly.

      I did aim to cut all the pieces at the same height, aligning it with a white line, and marking the red & white lines below so I could match at least the height.

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