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My first skirt is an Alexis!

Added Mar 19, 2008

by polychromatin

Halle, Germany






This is the first skirt – the first cloth – I ever sewed. The lining is horrible, so I don’t show you (nearly got crazy) ;) I can proudly say that I ignored the swatch completely, maybe next time.
But I’m really confident and proud of it! It’ll feel so good to walk in the streets with clothes I sewed on my own!
Excuse my bad photos, but I’m so excited posting my first skirt ;)
There will be better photos when I’ll show you the matching Steffi-jacket!
Of course I shortened the pattern and added a slit so that I’ll be able to walk.

Edit: I added some high-quality pictures ;)

Material Notes

wool plaid in dark blue-green





my mom for giving me this beautiful fabric and her adivces

burdastyle for the pattern

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    Sep 30, 2009, 11.46 AMby upsidedownfairy

    Looks absolutely gorgeous on you, well done, you have inspired me!

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    Nov 3, 2008, 02.42 AMby yolimba

    Großartig! :-)

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    Jul 11, 2008, 01.27 PMby koozithing

    This skirt looks great, really suits you :)

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    May 25, 2008, 11.40 AMby kfi89

    congrats on the skirt, it looks really good and even the length is good! it looks even better with the jacket :)

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    May 1, 2008, 06.13 PMby Angela Ashley Chiew

    Oh awesome, I’m sewing an Alexis in a similar print but it’s not wool. Yours looks great! I’ll have to do a wool one too.

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    Apr 27, 2008, 03.44 PMby jojoagogo

    This is really good for your first skirt, i love the style, especially the button on the side. Really well done!! I’d definately wear this.

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    Apr 25, 2008, 05.48 AMby mira29

    the fabric is very nice and i think you made it very well… congragulations for your job… i am trying to fit the zip of my first skirt and will upload… so i realised that, if you are trying to do something for the first time, it is not so easy like everybody says. :) see you :)

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    Apr 15, 2008, 03.50 AMby figmentos

    Love it! Way better than the pic in the pattern mag

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    Mar 27, 2008, 02.02 PMby charbop

    Wow i love it. I want to make a skirt too. I’m a complete novive myself and i’m so glad i found this site. U did so well at your first attempt, u must have atural talent.

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    Mar 22, 2008, 09.42 AMby polychromatin

    The pattern for the Steffi jacket is there:

    I’ll post my version soon, just need someone, who’ll take nicer pictures of me than those above ;)

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    Mar 22, 2008, 08.05 AMby pernilles

    I would love to see the Stefi jacket! I’ve heard other people talk about the Stefi jacket,, and I’ve also seen pics of it here on BurdaStyle – where do you find the pattern to this jacket?

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    Mar 20, 2008, 07.34 AMby polychromatin

    Thank you for your nice comments. Sewing is so much fun, especially when other people like the creations, too! :)

    Kimmysue: Keep on struggling ;) In the end your Alexis skirt will look great, I think!

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    Mar 20, 2008, 07.20 AMby kimmysue

    It looks very nice, much better than the Alexis I’m currently struggling with. I can’t wait to see the Steffi jacket you make. That is my next project I think. Wonderful job!

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    Mar 20, 2008, 05.18 AMby keetchick

    Very nicely fitted, and the fabric is really wonderful! Good job!

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    Mar 20, 2008, 01.53 AMby justelaite

    well, nobody will see that lining, so don’t worry! great is, that facing side looks great! i like your creation very much.

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    Mar 20, 2008, 12.27 AMby lauriana

    It looks very good, I wouldn’t have guessed it’s your first! Nice choice of fabric too.

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    Mar 20, 2008, 12.23 AMby toupinette

    nice job! your alexis fit you very well!

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    Mar 19, 2008, 07.19 PMby calicocouture

    I love it! The fit is great, and while you said the lining isn’t great, the outside is finished nicely! I’d certainly wear it.

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    Mar 19, 2008, 05.25 PMby rina4more

    der Rock ist echt schön geworden!

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