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Summer Tree Skirt

Added Sep 10, 2010

by mixtlii

Montpellier, France






This dress was inspired by Skirt Lisa , but I made it without the pattern – just wanted to know if I could make such a thing!

It was a bit tricky to calculate all the circles I had to make for the ruffles, but finally it came out well.

The side zipper is from a bag I had that passed away ;) And I added a hook and eye inside to keep it from opening all the time.

The material is very light (and actually transparent, but with all the ruffles it’s fine!), and it dances around me when I walk, I love it!

Material Notes

zipper, staple, bias binding (7m!!)




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Cotton, Blends, Linen



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    Oct 30, 2010, 01.03 AMby nishavinod2009

    cute skirt!

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    Sep 13, 2010, 11.50 PMby Denise Angela

    cool skirt with the green trim

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    Sep 13, 2010, 10.55 AMby jambrigid

    Love the grafitti, great photography too. And of course the skirt is adorable <3

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      Sep 13, 2010, 10.13 PMby mixtlii

      Hey, did you notice how tall I look on that picture! I almost don’t recognize myself ;)

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    Sep 12, 2010, 03.44 PMby Jodi Wade

    I love the colours in the photos

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    Sep 11, 2010, 04.20 PMby nidhi

    very cool skirt!

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    Sep 11, 2010, 09.11 AMby littlemissny

    wow. It is cool! Love the Fabric. just so good for summa

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    Sep 11, 2010, 08.08 AMby hasi

    Love it! It looks like a lot of fun ;-)

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    Sep 11, 2010, 02.45 AMby runningwithscissors1

    What a great skirt, and without a pattern no less! I love scavenging things from past lives to make something new again. Great work! Love the pictures too.

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    Sep 11, 2010, 01.02 AMby sianysiany

    I love it. Your photos are always so good too!

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    Sep 10, 2010, 10.03 PMby lizajane09

    I love it. And your photos are really fun.

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    Sep 10, 2010, 08.07 PMby mathildeaparis

    Elle est magnifique! Je suis très fière d’avoir eu l’honneur de t’inspirer! Tes photos sont superbes, aussi. Bravo!!

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    Sep 10, 2010, 07.42 PMby bussey

    Cool project and the green trim gives it light!

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    Sep 10, 2010, 07.04 PMby tanitisis

    I especially like the ruffles with the green trim! Did making circular ruffles take a lot of fabric? That’s what always scares me off them.

    I think the word you want is a “hook and eye” for the top of the skirt zipper. Staples are usually for holding paper together ;). What’s the word in French?

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      Sep 10, 2010, 07.47 PMby mixtlii

      Thank you! Yes it takes a lot of fabric, I used something like 2m or 2m50 for that skirt. But it wasn’t a problem for me because I bought a 3m coupon, it’s great when you like the fabric but you don’t have a particular idea of what to make with it… You always have enough fabric!
      Thanks for the “hook and eye” ^^ in french it’s the same word for this and staples : agraphes.

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    Sep 10, 2010, 05.57 PMby sabzarap

    Wow, the pics are nice and you look so happy and fresh with this skirt! I never thought about a skirt of this style, but now I also whant a skirt like this ;O) I love the fabric and the green hem.

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