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Purple and chocolate

Added Oct 20, 2013

by liliv-1

Athens, Greece






For the top I used a rtw as a guide and for the skirt the model 107 from Burda 8/2009. I made the belt using faux leather, the skirt is cordruory. Initially I planned to make the skit without the belt so I skipped the pockets and now I regret it, I think that two faux leather pocket plackets would be lovely!! Maybe I will add some faux!




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    Oct 25, 2013, 02.20 AMby zsyzu

    I think it came out very nice. I think it’s fine the way it is.

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      Oct 25, 2013, 06.22 AMby liliv-1

      really zsyzu? maybe I will leave it the way it is. Thank you very much!

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    Oct 23, 2013, 08.09 AMby bethmaryharley

    Ooh! I miss my corduroy skirt and this lovely one of yours has made me miss it even more! It looks fantastic with the purple top! My favourite chocolate (Cadbury’s Fruit & Nut!) has the same colour combination so the name you’ve given it is perfect!

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      Oct 23, 2013, 02.02 PMby liliv-1

      :))) very sweet comment!!! really!! I had the same thought when I wore the top with the skirt, my mum told me that the skirt would look better with a more bright top but I said that I had seen this combo at some chocolates!!

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      Oct 29, 2013, 07.56 AMby bethmaryharley

      Ha ha! They are the BEST chocolates! But only the English ones because the one’s here are too sweet :-(

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    Oct 23, 2013, 01.03 AMby Zsuzso

    Great skirt liliv. Perfect fit too.

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      Oct 23, 2013, 02.00 PMby liliv-1

      Thanks Zsuzso!

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    Oct 22, 2013, 04.03 AMby nishavinod2009

    Absolutely beutiful skirt!, Love the pleats n its placement. I am also thinking skirts now and your skirt has just inspired me to make one with corduroy, I had some corduroy in my stash since long. XOXO. Ur house is in such a beautiful place, I thot you are on vacation. Purple shades, very nice!

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      Oct 22, 2013, 02.29 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you so much! this house is my new place to live and I like it!

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    Oct 22, 2013, 12.55 AMby Moimisie

    Great skirt Liliv!

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      Oct 22, 2013, 02.27 PMby liliv-1

      Thanks dear!

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    Oct 21, 2013, 02.33 PMby BeeZee

    Very nice! Good to see you back on these pages!

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      Oct 22, 2013, 02.27 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you my dear BeeZee!!

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    Oct 21, 2013, 09.48 AMby rachp

    Great looking skirt! It is going to go with so many things

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      Oct 21, 2013, 01.10 PMby liliv-1

      yes, brown i easy to combine with other colors!

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    Oct 21, 2013, 09.18 AMby sleepy-dumpling

    Great skirt! The cut really suits you. Love the button detail.

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      Oct 21, 2013, 01.10 PMby liliv-1

      I’m very glad to hear compliments from you, thank you!

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    Oct 21, 2013, 07.17 AMby loulourosa

    Nice skirt and top, good idea to make tops like this as they are easy to combine and warm! Need this :-)

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      Oct 21, 2013, 01.09 PMby liliv-1

      Thanks, I like these tops, I made 5-6 of them last winter and they are very practical!

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    Oct 20, 2013, 03.12 PMby velvetribbon

    Adorable skirt! Perfect match with your purple top:)

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      Oct 21, 2013, 01.08 PMby liliv-1

      velvetribbon thanks so much!

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    Oct 20, 2013, 01.49 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Purple with brown looks stunning! The skirt is very nice: the buttons act their part greatly, the silhoette is flattering and the cordruory looks like a suede ( it was exactly what I thought about the fabric before reading). I don’t think it’s worth regretting about missing pockets, by the way – you’d take a risk to overload the skirt with details.

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      Oct 20, 2013, 02.14 PMby liliv-1

      Oh really you think it’s better without many details? This was my first thought when I decided to skip the pockets, I wanted to keep the fabric clean and simple. I will rethink about it after reading your comment. Anyway I’m very glad you like the color combo, I liked it too. And the fabric is really pretty and soft with very thin lines. You will be jealous if I will tell you the price: it was 1 euro per meter in several colors and I bought in purple as well. I regret I didn’t buy the black too.

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      Oct 20, 2013, 02.21 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      I’m pretty jealous about both the cost of your fabric and your skirt, the pattern of which I saw the first time on you only and think where I was when the issue appeared:-))

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      Oct 20, 2013, 02.32 PMby liliv-1

      I had missed that issue too! But it was my mum who bought it, I stole it from her:)

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      Oct 20, 2013, 04.05 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Your mum is very wise:-)

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    Oct 20, 2013, 01.09 PMby kisses

    Fabulous skirt….that purple top is the perfect combination for it. Love the shoes and the aerial view is lovely

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      Oct 20, 2013, 02.07 PMby liliv-1

      The view is at the balcony of my new house! Thansk a lot kisses!

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    Oct 20, 2013, 10.43 AMby Mary Athey

    The outfit’s lovely on you liliv. The skirt is gorgeous and i the buttons. faux leaher so much and think a piece or two on the skirt would just add to it. I used to be frightened of sewing leather and faux leather but since using it i’m in love x

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      Oct 20, 2013, 02.06 PMby liliv-1

      This particular faux leather is very easy to handle. And I think I will add some more leather details. Thank you very much Mary, I do love these buttons too, but now I’m thinking of replacing them with some faux leather ones!

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    Oct 20, 2013, 10.14 AMby sarahsdaughter

    Very nice and purple is a good match.I have a similar pattern think I might dig it out :))))

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      Oct 20, 2013, 02.04 PMby liliv-1

      thank you very much!

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    Oct 20, 2013, 09.49 AMby cris orange

    You look great in purple liliv, and you did a good job with the skirt. I agree that with some faux leather accents it would be more interesting.

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      Oct 20, 2013, 09.52 AMby liliv-1

      Thanks a lot chris! I will add some faux leather and I will repost it!

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    Oct 20, 2013, 09.38 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Perfect skirt Liliv! This is so pretty on you! and I like it very much with purple – and I like your shoes too :-)

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      Oct 20, 2013, 09.39 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much Hellen for the sweet comments! I like these shoes too!

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    Oct 20, 2013, 09.06 AMby frederi

    VERY nice! This one is on my list too!

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      Oct 20, 2013, 09.18 AMby liliv-1

      It’s a great pattern! Of course it will look lovely on you with your tiny waist!!

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    Oct 20, 2013, 08.33 AMby schnui

    Lovely skirt Liliv. It will be perfect for winter and I think if you add more faux leather, you will really it into a very special skirt. The purple top looks great with chocolate corduroy.

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      Oct 20, 2013, 08.38 AMby liliv-1

      Yes, I think that some more faux leather would make it more balanced. Thank you for the kind words sweetie!

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    Oct 20, 2013, 08.31 AMby rita61

    I really like this skirt, it looks so nice and comfy! Pictures are nice :-)

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      Oct 20, 2013, 08.39 AMby liliv-1

      thanks rita!

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