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spring breeze

Added Apr 13, 2012

by Handicrafter...

Riga, Latvia






Used Pattern #12C of Burda Magazine Sew Easy and Fast F/W 2011 – basically a full circle skirt.
Easy to sew, but need someone who has the textile pleating machine (in my case it turned out expensive).

A complete photo-story on handicraferia blog

Material Notes

4 m fabric – 100% polyester
4 m lining – 100% polyester




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bohemian, Romantic

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    Jun 22, 2012, 09.10 PMby ambermarks

    WOW, es vēlētos sev šādus svārkus, KOLOSĀLI:)

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    May 21, 2012, 04.30 PMby sewknitting

    Beautiful skirt! I’ve been wanting to do something with the same pleating!

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    May 17, 2012, 07.10 PMby Dayrar1983

    Simply stunning, it is timeless and it fits perfectly, I want to make it now

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    May 17, 2012, 02.27 PMby maylym

    So beautifull! I realy love it!

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    May 16, 2012, 05.27 PMby laurii

    this is gorgeous! i need to start thinking about making a similar skirt! x

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    May 16, 2012, 11.32 AMby Martch

    This is gorgeous! I LOVE long skirts, now I want one exactly like this!;-)

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    May 15, 2012, 01.25 PMby Fiedlerin

    Didn’t know there are fabric pleater machines, or pleater boards. I love it.

    How do you keep the pleats from staying when you wash it, though?

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      May 16, 2012, 07.57 AMby Handicrafteria *

      The maximal temperature is 30° degrees, however chemical (dry) cleaning is better recommended. I haven’t washed it yet (haven’t really wore it either) so I am a little concerned of this whole process too :)

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    May 10, 2012, 02.26 AMby PrettyCharlie

    Stunning. And the perfect colour to balance your skin with the black. You’ve got a great eye. :)

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    May 8, 2012, 04.50 PMby Feenambulle

    Beautiful skirt! I want a pleating machine!!!

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    May 7, 2012, 08.19 PMby carottesauvage

    Amazing! Worth the investment!

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    Apr 23, 2012, 12.30 PMby FEDRA

    great job!

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    Apr 17, 2012, 06.48 PMby madebymeg

    This is gorgeous! I had no idea there was such a thing as a textile pleating machine. Very interesting!

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    Apr 17, 2012, 11.39 AMby zuzkaaa

    Beautiful! Love it!

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    Apr 17, 2012, 08.32 AMby kelerabeus

    Absolutely gorgeous, I love it! I want to make a similar skirt for a while but I can’t find the right fabric, and of course there’s the price of pleating. But I think it’s totally worth it!

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    Apr 16, 2012, 06.31 PMby Petitemess

    I love it! the colour is perfect!

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    Apr 16, 2012, 12.04 PMby zosews

    Gorgeous. I need to find someone in Melbourne with one of those machines! :)

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    Apr 16, 2012, 10.11 AMby Handicrafteria *

    a HUGE thank you, all! i am soo happy reading your comments

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    Apr 16, 2012, 01.43 AMby orchiddream

    Just gorgeous. Enjoy it!

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    Apr 15, 2012, 03.36 PMby Mark Botnaru

    Sorry to bother, but what is the bottom fabric. Ohh by the way I really like it. It looks stunning on you.

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      Apr 16, 2012, 10.06 AMby Handicrafteria *

      no need to apologize, happy to answer you! :) both fabrics are chiffons (100% polyester), but the upper (beige) is lighter, more seethrough, while the bottom (milk white) is thicker, heavier and just a little seethrough

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    Apr 15, 2012, 12.25 PMby runbeth22

    All I can say is, “Wow!”

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    Apr 15, 2012, 12.20 PMby pamchar

    Great job!!

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    Apr 14, 2012, 07.36 PMby smallone

    so maybe it was a little pricy….but so worth that investment….this is very stunning, does not look at all hand crafted…looks like a high end ready to wear piece (which no doubt would have cost way more than the use of a pleating machine)….investment justified! :)

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    Apr 14, 2012, 10.52 AMby merbecky

    This is so beautiful!

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    Apr 14, 2012, 09.58 AMby sophienissirios

    beautiful skirt :-)

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    Apr 14, 2012, 06.53 AMby gdelare

    Me encanto

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    Apr 14, 2012, 04.39 AMby bhs

    Eleganti, moderni un viegli gaisīgi! super ;)

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    Apr 14, 2012, 03.20 AMby EdelweissPatterns

    Wow! How incredibly elegant!

    Happy sewing,

    Katrina Edelweiss Patterns

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    Apr 14, 2012, 12.56 AMby NeederMoo

    Beautiful! It looks like something that would be in Vogue, pictures and all!

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      Apr 14, 2012, 07.33 PMby Handicrafteria *

      OK, Vogue is a bit exaggerated but this is the best comment ever :)

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    Apr 13, 2012, 08.51 PMby freakusbzzz

    Really pretty.

    Careful you don’t get it caught in esculators!

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    Apr 13, 2012, 08.45 PMby step-van-b

    I call this the peach dream – so lovely!

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