Skirt rebirth

Added Jul 29, 2011

by threadsquare

Somerville, Mass...

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Description

I originally made this skirt several years ago, from the same pattern as this version. But I probably only wore it twice before making it into what it is today. I absolutely love this fabric – it’s almost a corduroy, but not really; kind of a velvet burn out, with a little bit of stretch. That stretch makes it a good choice for a snug garment, so at least I got that part right. But it’s just too heavy for such a long skirt. And such a long skirt definitely makes me look frumpy.

So I cut off a ton of fabric, and used a scrap from my old necktie collection for a Hong Kong binding. I also added a frankenpleat at the back for a bit of movement when I walk.

Burda 8155

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Material Notes

Cotton blend, invisible zip

Difficulty

Intermediate

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Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Business, Classic, Vintage
Material
Blends

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    Jul 30, 2011, 02.49 AMby nessys

    Much better than the longer version Honey – and that Hong Kong finish is perfection! Fits you like a glove. Love it! xx

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    Jul 29, 2011, 10.51 AMby JulietSews

    The whole outfit is just gorgeous! The skirt is waaaaay better without all the length too!

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      Jul 29, 2011, 02.40 PMby threadsquare

      Thank you! I agree… and honestly don’t know what I was thinking when I first made it so long. Live & learn :)

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    Jul 29, 2011, 10.27 AMby integerclub

    Lovely remake! This new, shorter version looks much better than the old one. Great fabric as well!

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      Jul 29, 2011, 02.39 PMby threadsquare

      Thanks so much! I fell in love with the fabric as soon as I saw it… one of those random finds at Hancock’s, I believe (similar to Joann).

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    Jul 29, 2011, 05.49 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    what a lovely makeover. the endresult is so much nicer and suits you so much better! GREAT!!

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      Jul 29, 2011, 02.38 PMby threadsquare

      Danke! I’m so happy I can wear it and feel good now :)

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