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skirt, Is this enough orange? Pleated A Line Skirt 02/2014 #105

Added Jun 16, 2014

by loulourosa

Brugge, Belgium






Last year I wanted to make an orange/red skirt like the one I saw in the “Marni” spring collection. So I went to the shop and got myself some orange fabric. But there never was time to make the pattern,… and the fabric stayed in the cupboard.

I’m happy I didn’t make the skirt back then. When I saw this pattern in burdastyle this spring I knew it was perfect for this orange fabric. In fact it was better than the pattern I had in mind before. This had gathers in the back, and might not be so flattering. I had to scale the pattern to a size 46, but without further alterations the fit was good. I have plans to make the skirt in a printed fabric.

I was a bit frightened to make the skirt as it looks rather difficult, but it wasn’t difficult at all.
As the fabric has some lycra it feels comfortable to wear.

Material Notes

Poplin with lycra, invisible zipper, button, interfacing for waistband




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Cotton, Blends

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  • Ellen1_large

    Jun 16, 2014, 08.15 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Tthis is a great skirt! Orange gives you energy :-)

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      Jun 17, 2014, 06.14 AMby loulourosa

      Thank you for your nice comment. I need all the energy I can get :-)

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    Jun 16, 2014, 04.07 PMby liliv-1

    The color is perfect, very vibrant…and I like the pleats.

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      Jun 16, 2014, 04.54 PMby loulourosa

      Thank you very much:-) I liked the pattern with the pleats on the hip too, but didn’t have enough fabric.

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      Jun 16, 2014, 04.57 PMby liliv-1

      It’s perfect as it is!

  • 100_2178a_large

    Jun 16, 2014, 01.55 PMby kisses

    Not too much orange…the colour is nice

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      Jun 16, 2014, 04.53 PMby loulourosa

      Thank you, I do like vibrant colors, but that’s no surprise it think,… ;-)

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