My Butterfly Michelle

Added Aug 23, 2009

by wzrdreams

Brooklyn, New Yo...

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Description

Pleated skirt with velvet ribbon and charmuese hem.
Fabric is rayon satin, black background with butterflies all over.

I made a size 44, but I feel like it sits too low on my hips. The waist falls right on my hip bones… I think I’d like it to be a bit higher.
I tested out sewing the velvet ribbon onto some scraps and I found that a very narrow zig zag stitch looked pretty good. I matched my top thread to the ribbon and the bottom thread was black.
Since I don’t have a serger, I turned the right side seam allowance under and zig-zagged to finish them. The left side (with the zipper) I used a hong kong finish. I think this was a better way to finish the side seams with this fabric (rather than a french seam) because I wanted them flat with no bulk.

Over all, I am thrilled with this skirt. The printed fabric was in my stash and I just had to buy the ribbon, silk charm, and a zipper.

Material Notes

100% rayon satin; silk velvet ribbon, silk charmeuse, poly thread, invisible zipper

Difficulty

Novice

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Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Casual, Classic, Romantic
Material
Rayon, Satin, Silk, Velvet

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    Jan 29, 2010, 12.05 AMby hereonawhim

    ooh i love this! it reminds me of a skirt by leifsdottir at anthropologie that i saw.

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    Aug 24, 2009, 05.43 AMby lauralina

    Your skirt is really sweet, I love it ! Velvet ribbon and silk are a really good idea and fits perfectly with the butterflies fabric :) . Great work. Now, I want to give it a shot !

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    Aug 24, 2009, 01.38 AMby judeb

    Looks beautifully made, love the fabric choices

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    Aug 23, 2009, 07.19 PMby nehmah

    Lovely garment, gorgeous fabric. Your use of Hong Kong binding is an excellent idea. Zippers can poke at the most inopportune times. Cordially, Nehmah

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