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nien poplin skirt

Added Mar 5, 2008

by daicrinne

Ontario, Canada






This light cotton makes a fresh skirt. Once again, I used a wide band and extended the five skirt panels from it. I drafted the left and right sides of the band too high so they come to points. I love the wide band and buttons but I wish that the zipper didn’t need to extend into the skirt but it did to fit.
Update: For those looking to make a similar skirt, the band on the Twinkle A-Plus A-Line is perfect. I made a skirt based on the waistband piece and it fits very well. The link is here:

Material Notes

light woven cotton




Garment Type

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    Jan 26, 2010, 11.48 PMby daicrinne

    Hi all, I tried to find previous messages sent to me about this skirt because there were several people asking for construction directions. However, I was not able to find those messages! If you want to make a similar skirt, modify the Twinkle A-Plus A-Line waistband. The band in that pattern is well shaped and would be perfect for making this skirt. Then divide the bottom waistband measurement by five (if you want a five panel skirt such as this one) for the top measurement of the skirt panels. Good luck!

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    Apr 20, 2009, 05.08 AMby gedwoods

    Lovely skirt, daicrinne! I’ve included it in my list of “Example creations” on the fabrics international wiki article on cotton.

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    Aug 21, 2008, 09.05 PMby feliceskye

    This skirt is great! I bet it’s sooo comfy!

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    Mar 9, 2008, 10.35 AMby elegantmusings

    I love how elegantly the panels drape! that band is a great addition too!! :)

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    Mar 5, 2008, 11.30 PMby fashion1

    This is great! I love also the wide band! nice job!

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    Mar 5, 2008, 08.22 PMby sunnyb64

    Great skirt! It can be so hard to find looks for long skirts that aren’t frumpy, so I really like this one.

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    Mar 5, 2008, 06.26 PMby rasita

    This is really nice, and sits really well. Well done.

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