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Nautical inspired navy circle skirt and striped top

Added Aug 17, 2010

by raving

London, United K...






I bought a lovely navy silk noil. It feels quite like linen, but doesn’t have the unfortunate quality of creasing with even the slightest touch! The skirt is a circle skirt and is made from 12 panels. All the raw edges are finished so that it doesn’t fray, there is an invisible zip and 4 snaps that form the closure on the side.

The top is made from another top that I used as fabric and some bias tape.

The necklace is also made by me (the anchor is fimo clay), the belt is second hand.

More photos here

Edit: I’ve posted a rough outline of how I made the skirt on my blog,

Material Notes

1.5 meters of silk noil, old t-shirt, bias tape




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Preppy, Vintage
Cotton, Silk

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    Aug 29, 2010, 02.42 AMby globalnomad

    I absolutly love this skirt ! It’s so perfect :) Im going to make is as soon as i can ! And i love your photography ( im quite a photo fanatic myslef ) can i ask what program or website you used to edit your photo’s ? im looking for something new. Hope you get back to me. Thanks a heap.

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      Aug 29, 2010, 03.02 PMby raving

      Thanks :)
      I use photoshop (CS4) to edit all my photos, I’ve found it to be the most reliable.

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    Aug 24, 2010, 03.26 PMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    I love the Nautical style! Great Job with the Skirt!

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    Aug 22, 2010, 09.03 AMby popbabe7

    Super jupe, merci pour le tutorial, will definitely have a go! xx

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    Aug 21, 2010, 01.57 PMby olya

    Love this outfit — the nautical inspiration has sort of been the theme of my summer sewing as well. Beautiful work!

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    Aug 20, 2010, 09.07 AMby artyfarty

    This is really cute!!!

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    Aug 19, 2010, 04.57 PMby mema79

    this looks so great!

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    Aug 19, 2010, 10.23 AMby nikkishell

    You just can’t go wrong with a classic nautical look. Love your fimo anchor ;)

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    Aug 19, 2010, 05.10 AMby solsticefire

    Perfect outfit! I really really love your photographs!

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    Aug 19, 2010, 03.13 AMby keichenberg

    I love the whole outfit and theme! I just posted a nautical inspired outfit on my blog: A job well done!

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    Aug 19, 2010, 03.01 AMby denise2003

    That is so cute! If only I were younger and thinner (sigh). This would be exactly something I would wear!

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    Aug 19, 2010, 12.41 AMby amandahaas

    freaking cute, i do love.

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    Aug 18, 2010, 07.29 PMby lunatepetal

    love the entire outfit! great photography as well :)!

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    Aug 17, 2010, 08.49 PMby sibeli

    lovely photographs and the skirt looks perfect:)

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    Aug 17, 2010, 08.17 PMby chloe-xx

    I love it! And the way you’re photographed is awesome!

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    Aug 17, 2010, 07.14 PMby laurii

    lovely outfit and beautiful pictures:)

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    Aug 17, 2010, 06.59 PMby ashchaser

    Ooh I like this!

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    Aug 17, 2010, 06.00 PMby melonhead

    So pretty! I love the whole out fit especially the skirt!! And your photos are absolutely beautiful!!

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    Aug 17, 2010, 05.46 PMby smurfette2010

    So cute, love it!

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    Aug 17, 2010, 05.18 PMby Ms Bee

    wow, amazing! I don’t have much words for this, and i don’t need them. i just know this look is adorable!


    (have you used a pattern for the skirt?)

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      Aug 18, 2010, 12.59 PMby raving

      Thank you so much!

      I didn’t use a commercial pattern for the skirt, though I wrote down the process roughly and posted that on my blog, :)

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      Aug 18, 2010, 02.03 PMby Ms Bee

      the one who asked how you’ve made the skirt, is it me?
      I will make the skirt, that is for sure!
      and i really love your necklace

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      Aug 18, 2010, 02.28 PMby raving

      Yes you are :)
      Can I link to your profile?
      I’d love to see your version! n_n

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    Aug 17, 2010, 04.52 PMby fosteretalk

    It is very nice outfit. It looks very boutique. The photography of this outfit is very good too.

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