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silver Sidonie

Added Feb 29, 2008

by daicrinne

Ontario, Canada






Since I was dealing with limited fabric for this project, I did not place the pattern on the bias. I also shortened the skirt since there was not enough fabric. I added one inch to the sides of the bottom to increase volume slightly. I did use the waistband. Instead, I used the centre zipper tutorial at Fashion Incubator to put in the zipper with a facing. I modified the centre back for this to work and made a separate facing pattern for the back. I also had to take in the waist by 1 1/2 inches on each side of the waist for a snug fit.

Material Notes

I had to buy these small pieces of fabric that I found at a thrift store although I did not know what for at the time. There were two pieces that were each 19 by 34 inches and they cost 30 cents!






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    Mar 17, 2008, 03.06 PMby sewextreme

    Is this dupioni silk? Such cute fabric for a bargain price. It was very industrious of you to find good use of your remants.

    Thanks for the link to the zipper tutorial. I’m anxious to give it a try!

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    Mar 2, 2008, 02.23 PMby stephalicious

    I recently sewed a skirt with a center back zip, and had the same slightly up-pointing zip when I finished it. It doesn’t really bother me as I wear a longer top over the waistband, but I would like to know why it happened … I just wanted to let you know that I had the same thing too! :)

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    Mar 1, 2008, 05.19 AMby marmota-b

    Great job on using small pieces of fabric! You say you broadened it a bit? I should keep it in mind, I like this shape.

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    Mar 1, 2008, 12.55 AMby krunamagiar

    funky one! I like it-fit u perfect too—I would like to have a night out with it ^^ .OUTSTANDING!

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    Feb 29, 2008, 07.11 PMby daicrinne

    In the photo of the back, you can see that near the zipper, the skirt points upward slightly. This could be because I took the sides in, but it could be just the way it fits me. I do want to say that the darts work really well to keep the skirt from gapping at the back though and that’s great!

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