Ruffled Pencil Skirt

Added Apr 29, 2012

by Sew Hopeful

Sydney, Australia

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Description

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: http://sewhopefull.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/ruffle-pencil-skirt-aka-why-skirt-needs.html

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.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Material
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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