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My version of Linda

Added Sep 2, 2007

by backie

Rome, Italy






This is my first creation from a pattern. It said it should be very easy, but it actually took me quite a long time to understand the pattern and to assemble the skirt. I finished it today at last! It started simply as a first attempt, just to learn and see what came out but I’m pretty satisfied with the result.
I must say I made some alterations. I wasn’t crazy about having to do with zips and buttons, so I turned the waistband into a “tunnel” for a ribbon* I made and which I tie at a side. (simply where the tunnel remained open).
Second alteration: I put no lining in my skirt. It’s lighter and I thought it would have been harder to make. Any suggestion?

*the ribbon was probably the toughest part of all. I don’t know how the idea came to my mind but I achieved it at the third attempt :P.

Material Notes

a light cotton remnant my granma gave me to learn sewing.





I have to thank Nayantara for her howtos most of which have helped me a lot especially with the ribbon.

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    Mar 10, 2014, 06.57 PMby calatrava92

    Really pretty, I really like that you used a thin fabric with no lining it looks light and flows really nice.

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    Jun 4, 2009, 05.32 AMby ta22tarantula

    really nice fabric choice and great improvisation on the side ties! this was an inspiration when i went to make my Linda :)


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    May 16, 2008, 05.48 PMby mcloughlinsarah

    hey really good, specially for a first job. i found pattern language a pain too. my husband found a thing on you tube for me tho, a video on how to understand and read a pattern, which made things easier!!! i recommend checking it out.

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    Mar 5, 2008, 05.26 PMby marchewkowarewolucja

    Oh it’s SO pretty! Great choice of fabric too. :) I’m also planning to make one, once my sewing machine gets itself repaired.:)

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    Feb 4, 2008, 12.00 PMby worthmorethanrubies

    I do love this skirt….

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    Sep 5, 2007, 02.06 PMby marmota-b

    Lovely full skirt! It must be very comfortable. :-)

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    Sep 4, 2007, 07.07 PMby emilykate

    SO pretty! You did a really lovely job!

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    Sep 3, 2007, 01.17 AMby nayantara

    What a lovely skirt! It looks like it must be so much fun to twirl around in it! I love wearing full skirts, mostly for the twirling. . . I’m glad my how tos were helpful for you! You’ve done an awesome job!

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    Sep 2, 2007, 03.00 PMby elainemay

    nice job, especially for a first try! i think the side ties are a great detail- more interesting than zippers or buttons. congratulations on making a beautiful first project that you can actually wear and be proud of. none of my first attempts at sewing clothing were anything i’d want to leave the house in!

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