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Something for the office...

Added Mar 14, 2011

by katie2belts

Melbourne, Austr...






I bought some very cheap hounds-tooth fabric from Spotlight recently ($6!) and decided to make a skirt based on the Burda project of how to draft your own skirt…my maths was definitely tested to the hilt and it was the first time I had made something by drafting my own pattern from measurements alone, also a first was lining the skirt!

I think it has turned out pretty well, but as I’m still getting used to taking my measurements – and I’m too lazy to make a muslin (and I don’t have a mannequin!) the waist is a bit large and sticks out a bit. Every project I learn a bit more! Apologies for my crap photographic skills in this one!

Material Notes

Quite a heavyweight polyester/cotton type hounds tooth fabric, and satin type fabric (a remnant found at cleg’s) for the lining.

Contrasting Zip.


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    Mar 21, 2011, 04.04 AMby Jamie Lau

    Congrats on attempting this project!

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    Mar 16, 2011, 08.47 AMby maiko-in-hiroshima

    Worn it yet ???

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    Mar 14, 2011, 08.35 AMby Douli Bee

    your skirt looks great! keep sewing!!!

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