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Mirela's A+A| Skirt A plus A Line

Added Oct 15, 2009

by mirela

Hollywood, Flori...






Based on free pattern from Burda Style: Thanks to Twinkle by Wenlan! My inspiration came from the book The Art Of Manipulating Fabric and some instructions from the Learning center at BurdaStyle. I wanted to keep the fullness of the skirt, and apply a quick and fun technique of machine smocking. I used the same decorative honeycomb stitch to sew the hem and the topstitching on the yoke. Another change to the pattern is the lowered waistline (with about 5 cm).

Material Notes

silk dupioni, invisible zipper



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Art of Manipulating Fabric

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    Oct 5, 2010, 03.45 AMby nishavinod2009

    loving the colors of the skirt and blouse. skirt- fantastic!

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    Oct 16, 2009, 08.13 AMby lybu

    Beautiful skirt. The smocking is a cool detail. Great work.

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    Oct 15, 2009, 10.57 PMby chelsesaurusrex

    The Art of Manipulating Fabric is one of my favorite books EVER. Rockin’ smockin’.

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    Oct 15, 2009, 05.50 PMby smallone

    lovely, just lovely! smoking instead of pleats ingenious. plus thanks for the how to and the book ref. been wanting to smock something for a while.

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    Oct 15, 2009, 02.32 PMby lala86

    Well I love working textures in the fabric and your skirt is great!

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    Oct 15, 2009, 02.30 PMby luzie

    It’s supercool! The smocking detail is great and makes the skirt very unique!

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    Oct 15, 2009, 02.22 AMby lunatepetal

    very cool details!

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    Oct 15, 2009, 02.12 AMby ginasophia

    Oh this is so beautiful. I barely have words! I love it, absolutely gorgeous

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