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My red hot vintage inspired skirt!

Added Apr 10, 2010

by dilshadburman

Toronto, Canada






I literally JUST finished this…at approximately 3am! :D

If I like something, I often try to figure it out and make it myself.

I saw this gorgeous vintage skirt, but it was unfortunately not my size and so I set about making it myself, in a spring colour and fabric. I was just looking for an excuse to make a red skirt and this design suit it perfectly!

I learned a few more things on the way, as I always do with each new project, but over all, despite the few flaws it does have, I absolutely ADORE this skirt.

The bow is attached with a brooch pin, in case I feel like wearing just the simple skirt. It has a side zipper and I closed the waist band with 2 snap buttons.

Its made my mum proud – a master with a machine and maker of all my childhood frocks! – and thats enough for me! :D

Next time, I’ll use a hidden zipper though!

Material Notes

Old Navy cotton sportswear twill




Garment Type
Business, Classic, Preppy
Cotton, Other

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    Apr 12, 2010, 07.25 AMby davee09

    omg sh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love it!! lolve it!! love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Apr 12, 2010, 12.22 PMby dilshadburman

      Thank you for that awesome reaction!!! :D

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    Apr 11, 2010, 02.07 PMby hannnc

    I LOVE BOWS! and red is such a hot colour. i want this skirt. maybe one day i can try this bow technique. well done!!

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      Apr 11, 2010, 08.12 PMby dilshadburman

      Thanks! I saw this skirt and decided to make it, with no pattern. It was really simple to figure out, I’m sure you’ll be great at it! I saw your tunic, and if you can do that, this is easy peasy! :)

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    Apr 11, 2010, 07.49 AMby dabura

    It’s fab! Very original and stylish :) well made!

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    Apr 10, 2010, 09.24 PMby shellidawn


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      Apr 10, 2010, 09.48 PMby dilshadburman

      Thank you kindly! I love it and cant wait to debut it at work! :D

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    Apr 10, 2010, 08.32 PMby storres56

    I love the color and your interpretation of the skirt. You should be proud of the outcome. Great work!

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    Apr 10, 2010, 03.23 PMby mama-mooch


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      Apr 10, 2010, 04.54 PMby dilshadburman

      Thank you kindly. I’m so happy with it!

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    Apr 10, 2010, 03.13 PMby helenadoll

    I love the colour, and the bow is lovely!

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    • Pixie_redux2_large

      Apr 10, 2010, 04.55 PMby dilshadburman

      Thank you so much. I’m very proud of how this came out and the bow is so whimsical and silly, I just love it!

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