Sunshine Fun with Candy Skirt

Added Apr 5, 2011

by candyjoyce

Southampton, Uni...

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Description

I feel like a kids TV presenter in my yellow skirt!

I’ve been wanting to try a paper bag waist for some time and quite fancied a skirt in egg yolk yellow. This tutorial was pretty good for helping me get my head around the mathematics, I managed to get it a little bit wrong as the pleats aren’t totally evenly spaced from the centre back seam.
I deviated from the tutorial a bit in that I added a grown on lining.
I also made a lazy error with my pleats and sewed them down with two long rows of stitching all around the waist rather than sewing each pleat individually (step 4), this makes the skirt look a bit weird without a belt.

I’m definitely going to make more of these in different colours, I’ll make them a bit shorter and maybe try to add side seams for inseam pockets (or maybe some cool lotus pockets). It’s quick and easy to make and you end up with a nice skirt.

Material Notes

Cotton Drill, Cheapo Lining

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Casual
Material
Cotton

Credits

Burda Member
Snug Bug

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    Jul 3, 2011, 03.30 AMby ginasophia

    such perfect pleats!

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    Apr 6, 2011, 02.33 PMby emilywirt

    I love skirts with top details like this. The color is great too, perfect for spring. Nice job!

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    Apr 5, 2011, 06.09 PMby BeYou TiFul

    I love it and great color!

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    Apr 5, 2011, 01.13 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    adorable and very very springish :-)

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    Apr 5, 2011, 12.01 PMby Seeks Corey

    love the belt, too!

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Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/sunshine-fun-with-candy-skirt