Raspberry Spring

Added Mar 1, 2014

by marielaure

Tokyo, Japan

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I needed a new skirt, something good for work and also for casual parties with friends. I had a huge left over of a beautiful raspberry coloured silk taffeta I used few years ago to make cushions for my new sofa :-O… and decided to use them for my skirt!
I took the pattern of a tulip skirt from Burda September 2007, #116B, and altered it a bit to add a silvery “passepoil” along the belt seam and the italian pockets. This is a good way to emphasize the details of a garment, and so easy to do with a simple bias. I also finished the inner seam allowance on the back seam with grey bias. This gives a nice finish as well as the hand sewn hems!

Material Notes

silk taffetas (it wrinkles a bit which adds a little something to the texture), silver bemberg lining
silver bias, thread (raspberry and grey), 20cm invisible zip, Vilene, stay tape

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Business, Classic, Evening Wear
Material
Taffeta

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