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My Ancestors Would Be Ashamed Skirt

Added Jul 12, 2012

by cmclean

Shepparton, Aust...

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Description

Apparently I’ve broken some vital rule of Scots heritage with this skirt – according to my mamma a tartan this red was born to pleats and nothing else! But rules were made to be broken, right?

This is a simple half-circle skirt, with a straight waistband (cos I’m lazy like that!) and a matching red zip, which almost manages to blend in despite my abysmal zip inserting skills… I need to get me some zipping lessons! And as hemming a circle skirt is the stuff my nightmares are made of, I found some scarlet bias binding to put along the bottom, which I love! The fit isn’t perfect, as you can see, and I really should have made a proper waistband like the good girl I am not.. my curves are rebelling against the straightness. But I just wanted to start wearing it already!

I used a wonderful tutorial which you can find here: http://ficklesense.blogspot.com.au/2011/09/how-to-make-circle-skirt-full-34-12-14.html
This made it so simple!

You can read more on my blog!
http://diamond-soles.blogspot.com.au/

Material Notes

The fabric is some kind of wool, and very, very red. It’s delightfully cosy, and has just enough body to bounce around my legs like an over-affectionate puppy. Aaand, it was a breeze to cut, actually staying where I put it instead of slipping and sliding wherever it pleased like the last circle skirt I attempted. Wool is a winner!

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Casual, Classic
Material
Wool

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    Jul 13, 2012, 08.51 AMby zickzack

    I love your comparison to an over-affectionate puppy :)

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      Jul 15, 2012, 07.13 AMby cmclean

      Two of my favourite things, puppies and full skirts! A match made in heaven, no?

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    Jul 13, 2012, 01.14 AMby E. C.

    Eye-catching! I love the fabric and the shape.

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      Jul 15, 2012, 07.14 AMby cmclean

      Thank you :) Circle skirts are the best!

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    Jul 12, 2012, 02.28 PMby TailorFairy

    love it, very pretty rule-breaking-skirt

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