Pink Hounds-tooth A-Line

Added Oct 15, 2009

by wzrdreams

Brooklyn, New Yo...

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Description

Even though I went through heck** to get the pattern printed out I was able to make this skirt in about 24 hours once I had it and I can happily say that It was worth all the effort and then some.
I love love LOVE my fabric, pink with grey and brown hounds-tooth wool which I purchase with my matching pink lining all for $18, SCORE!
I had a pink 9" zipper in my stash and I got to make excellent use of my brand new serger (something else I also love love LOVE).
With time of the essence and practicality on my mind I stuck to the basic instructions, and I am thrilled with the results. My only caveat is that I ran out of daylight and help to take pictures, so I had to make use of many lamps and my tripod. I think you’ll get the idea.

**heck:
1) Extract each PDF file as a separate PDF.
2) Open re save each page as a PNG.
3) Open and print each PNG.
4) Copy/resize each page to make the test square = 10cm.
(FYI, this includes some basic 7th grade algebra and fractions…. just sayin)

Material Notes

Wool Houndstooth, Nylon lining, 1 invisible zipper

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Casual, Classic, Preppy
Material
Wool

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    Nov 8, 2009, 02.43 PMby madstitchress

    LOVE THIS! The pink houndstooth is a rare and fabulous find and totally makes this skirt. And do I spy a pretty handknitted kerchief? Did you make it? It’s beautiful. If you did, will you tell me which pattern?

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      Nov 10, 2009, 05.35 PMby wzrdreams

      Oh, thank you for your kind words!
      Yes, I knit the shawl/kerchief as well. It’s from Knit.1 magazine…. I think spring 2008. I blogged it and the details are on my ravelry page. The magazine version is pink also. It was such an easy pattern. I definitely recommend it.

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      Nov 11, 2009, 09.52 PMby madstitchress

      I actually have that issue! Thanks for the info, now to rummage through my yarn stash….

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    Oct 16, 2009, 10.48 PMby abarefoot

    Nice.

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    Oct 16, 2009, 12.57 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    I love all your fabric choices, you seem to pick up the funkiest prints and weaves and you choose what to turn them in to so well, I love seeing your new projects when you post them. This skirt suits you so well, I love how comfy it is to wear with the yoke :)

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      Oct 16, 2009, 01.48 PMby wzrdreams

      Fabric choice makes all the difference I think. The more I like the fabric, the more I like the garment. Thank you for the lovely compliments! I love seeing your projects as well.

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    Oct 15, 2009, 10.59 PMby chelsesaurusrex

    DAMN that is some gorgeous serger action.

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    Oct 15, 2009, 05.20 PMby ncn6

    I’m jealous of your serger! Those seam finishings look super fine!

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    Oct 15, 2009, 11.44 AMby Galadriel F

    If I said granny chic, would you take it amiss? Because I think it’s absolutely fantastic, and I love granny chic.

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      Oct 15, 2009, 01.26 PMby wzrdreams

      Not at all :) Granny chic is fine by me, so thank you for the stylistic compliment!

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    Oct 15, 2009, 03.15 AMby sophienissirios

    This is very nice. I like the skirt and the whole outfit looks great. Good job :-)

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