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Miss Marple Skirt

Added Mar 29, 2011

by u120418

Canberra, Australia






This project was inspired by a skirt worn briefly by the character Marina Gregg (Lindsay Duncan) in one of the new episodes of Miss Marple. The skirt was full, with vertical stripes and a band of horizontal stripes along the bottom. Unfortunately I could not find a picture of it.

I used the waistband from the Jenny pattern. but cut the fabric out thinner. My skirt has in-seam pockets and is made from a bedsheet purchased from the op-shop a few years ago. The zipper is also from the op-shop.

I wanted the horizontal band along the hemline to be quite wide, but it did not look balanced that way. I may try this again with thinner stripes.

I also watched Miss Marple while sewing this skirt…it has great clothes and once you have seen them a few times you don’t get too distracted while sewing!

Material Notes

Cotton or poly-cotton blend




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Sep 2, 2011, 10.27 AMby Rosy1964

    So flattering! Yeah! Miss Marple is a great source of inspiration. Love the arrangement of the stripes on the skirt, it was different and original.

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    Jul 12, 2011, 01.10 PMby Rikamekko

    Wonderful skirt! love the fabric,too : )

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    Jul 5, 2011, 10.00 AMby monikapullerits

    Isn’t it amazing what you can do with a bedsheet or old curtains? :P Love Miss Marple!

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    Mar 29, 2011, 03.05 PMby leahfranqui

    Man, I love Miss Marple. And this is so cute!

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    Mar 29, 2011, 01.52 PMby tashmopolitan


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    Mar 29, 2011, 08.28 AMby tmihe

    Great idea, agree totally that it is easy to multi task after watching Miss Marple a few times.

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