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Liv's Narrow Skirt

Added Sep 10, 2010

by bjeppson

Portland, Oregon...

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Description

My daughter wanted a skirt that came below her knees and was high waisted. She had seen something similar in a shop and sent me a picture. She needed something new to wear to church, meetings, and occasions that dictated something more than jeans but less than a little black dress. I drafted a pattern based on measurements she gave me. That required a leap of faith because she lives 808 miles (1,300 km) away and would not be available for any fittings. I achieved the close fit with two long darts in front, two in back, and shaped side seams. An invisible zipper in on one side. I used the same fabric to make the detachable bow.

Material Notes

I purchased the fabric years ago for another project that never got made. It seems to be some sort of polyester twill, though the exact fabric content is a mystery. It has a nice hand to it, sort of like a linen twill. I discovered quickly, however, that it frayed horribly. Before going further, I stabilized all the edges with Fray Check® and that made a huge difference.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Classic
Material
Blends, Polyester

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    Sep 12, 2010, 10.25 AMby laceumbrella

    Gorgeous!

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    Sep 11, 2010, 06.05 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    dear bjeppson! what a result without any fittings! i could not work without having someone (our me myself) trying on things a few times in the procedure of working on the piece! lovely cut, color and the finish is (as allways) with your projects just fab!

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