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Satin gathered skirt

Added Oct 4, 2013

by Jo Jo

Vancouver, Canada






I made a blue, satin, gathered skirt by combining the following tutorials found on Gertie’s Blog For Better Sewing and This Big Oak Tree:



I expanded on the design a bit by sewing in a full gathered Blemburg lining (so comfy) to support the weight of the satin a bit and also installed an invisible zipper by hand. My attempt at an invisible hem was, well, not very invisible, but nobody noticed when I wore it. I also added in-seam pockets which were awesome and bound all of the edges with bias tape. The bias tape got a bit bulky in places, especially around the pockets, but it wasn’t visible due to the size and weight of the skirt.

Maybe I’ll make a petticoat for a more classic silhouette.

Got any ideas for finishing satin?

Material Notes

Satin shell and Blemburg lining




Garment Type


Gertie's Blog For Better Sewing
This Big Oak Tree

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    Dec 10, 2013, 03.58 PMby ladynicole

    I always loved lace tape to finish satin edges or for hems. French seams work well too!

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    Oct 5, 2013, 11.40 AMby Deanna31

    Its simple and looks great. The top matches really well too, and I like the unusual twist.

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      Oct 7, 2013, 04.52 PMby Jo Jo

      Thanks! Ibwas surprised at how well they looked together!

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    Oct 4, 2013, 02.21 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely skirt – and the color is so nice!

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      Oct 7, 2013, 04.52 PMby Jo Jo

      Thank you for the comment. I also love the color :)

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    Oct 4, 2013, 09.47 AMby liliv-1

    No ideas, but I like the skirt very much….the color is so pretty!

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