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My vintage Russian skirt

Added Aug 12, 2012

by Chez Louise

Paris, France






5 metres of fabric!

I cut the fabric of 1m large in two to have one large strip of 80 cm and the other of 20 cm.
On my large strip, at one edge, I made marks with my chalk at 10 cm, 10 cm, 10 cm and then 30 cm, 10 cm, 10 cm, 30 cm, etc.
On the other edge, I made marks at 30 cm, 10 cm, 30 cm, 10 cm, etc.
Joining the points, I had a lot of quadrilateral forms which looked like triangles without the apex of 30 cm base and 10 cm at the opposite site.
I overlocked (does this word exist?) each side of every quadrilateral.
I sewed together each quadrilateral but one with the 10 cm side. I had an immense skirt. I gathered the top of the skirt in order to have the skirt at my waist size and I put an invisible zip.

I fold the strip of 20 cm in two and sew at 1 cm of the long side in order to have a belt of 8 cm large. I sewed the belt to the gathered skirt. Being very long, the belt is finished in a bow.
I added a red ribbon at the bottom of the skirt to hide the overlocked (?) stitch.

Material Notes

5 m of cotton fabric + 8 m of red ribbon.




Garment Type


Chez Louise

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    Aug 16, 2012, 11.31 AMby claudinka

    Beautiful, have to try that!

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    Aug 14, 2012, 09.58 AMby stellaamour

    lovely patch-work!

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    Aug 14, 2012, 01.43 AMby katrinahueniken

    This is so cool. I love the prints!

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    Aug 13, 2012, 08.50 AMby Chez Louise

    Thank you girls! I think I’m gonna make some other…

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    Aug 12, 2012, 07.41 PMby janul

    very nice, I love it!

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    Aug 12, 2012, 12.50 PMby ink

    Really Beautiful, The print, the cut, gorgeous on you.

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    Aug 12, 2012, 11.10 AMby Mary Athey

    Its lovely and the fabrics fab x

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