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Ruffled Pencil Skirt

Added Apr 29, 2012

by Sew Hopeful

Sydney, Australia






This is a total remake of a skirt I made last year. I lost a bit of weight and needed to take the skirt in, but the alterations were so huge I ended up having to completely remake it. This version is heaps better. I also learnt some lessons about why we need darts and installing an invisible zipper on a curve without buckling. Blogged about it here:

Its my first attempt at a self-drafted pattern and I have learnt SOOOOOO much from it.

Material Notes

A mystery linen look alike from my stash, at least 25 years old plus a vintage looking cream cotton lace trim. Its lined in silk, which makes it feel really luxurious on.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Blends, Silk

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    May 2, 2012, 09.40 AMby toucan

    I love this skirt and the colours. Did you make the top too? Do you know which pattern it was? Thanks.

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    May 1, 2012, 07.22 PMby surfjewels

    pretty skirt

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    Apr 29, 2012, 08.22 PMby zenica

    Elegant, yet very girly, great stuff!

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      Apr 30, 2012, 02.58 AMby Sew Hopeful

      Thank you, thats exactly the look I was going for.

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    Apr 29, 2012, 07.38 PMby Smiley100

    When I saw the foto I thought: Where could this be when not in Australia? And now: Sydney! How wonderful! It’s my dream to come to Sydney one day. The best clothes at Burdastyle are made by people in Australia – you included! I lvoe your skirt! Extravagant and elegant!

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      Apr 30, 2012, 02.59 AMby Sew Hopeful

      Wow!! Thank you so much!

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    Apr 29, 2012, 01.18 PMby Adriana Orozco

    Really a lovely skirt!!

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      Apr 30, 2012, 03.00 AMby Sew Hopeful

      Thank you Adriana. I just need to find excuses to wear it!

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    Apr 29, 2012, 10.47 AMby Claire .

    This skirt is very elegant !

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