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Pink and Lace Remnant Skirt

Added Mar 14, 2010

by misslivia

Ellensburg, Wash...






Like many great projects, I made this skirt only after seeing one that I could not afford in a high-end boutique. Granted, the skirt I saw was made of a lightweight crepe, so my finished garment is is very different from its inspiration. The basic pleating on the outside, with a ribbon tacking them all down, is the same. I used leftover shantung silk from an Elizabethan dress that I made for a 9th grade English project and leftover lace from my senior year homecoming dance dress. This pattern is very simple, consisting of a skirt yoke and a long, pleated rectangle. Suffice it to say, It took a lot of math to get this skirt to work out, mainly because I had to work with very limited amounts of fabric. Always measure thrice, cut once! I was able to make a mock up in a gingham check, however, so that helped me figure it all out. I did buy the black ribbon and the scalloped hem trim new. And there is a small bow at the center back of the skirt.

This garment was photographed during a school fashion group photoshoot, thus the image with the other girls. I did not make the three other outfits, but they are all student designed. In fact, our whole shoot was student run, from styling, hair, make-up, photography, etc.

Material Notes

Pink shantung silk, metallic black lace and trim, black satin ribbon.




Garment Type
Evening Wear, Other, Romantic
Lace/Sequins, Silk



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    Mar 16, 2010, 09.30 AMby barbaraagatha

    The cup-cake shot was so funny: it looked great. And the hue of the photograph was a perfect match to the skirt :)

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    Mar 15, 2010, 04.00 PMby stefilu

    it is so lovely! congrats

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    Mar 15, 2010, 01.50 PMby ashchaser

    Beeeeautiful! I’m not a big wearer of lace but I love looking at it, and this skirt rocks!

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    Mar 15, 2010, 09.25 AMby emilie6709

    Beautiful skirt!

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    Mar 15, 2010, 02.27 AMby ranjani

    So lovely! Well done.

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    Mar 14, 2010, 11.33 PMby Jodi Wade

    So pretty!

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    Mar 14, 2010, 09.06 PMby littlelupin

    please add a ‘make it’ to this project! this skirt is so cool.

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    Mar 14, 2010, 07.29 PMby varenoea

    Looks great! :D

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    Mar 14, 2010, 07.13 PMby scarlettseamstress

    Love it!

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    Mar 14, 2010, 06.42 PMby melonhead

    I am in love with this! It looks great on you too.

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    Mar 14, 2010, 06.31 PMby shellidawn

    I love, love, love this skirt, and your overall look! You guys…excuse me, you GALS did a bang up job! KUDOS!!!!

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    Mar 14, 2010, 06.30 PMby rachelily

    Darling skirt, I love lace as an overlay for another fabric. Great photos, too!

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