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Sunshine on A Rainy Day

Added Feb 19, 2010

by kat21

Gold Coast , Aus...






I was inspired to make this skirt when I saw a picture of Zooey Deschanel wearing a outfit with yellow shorts (2nd photo). I didn’t think I would be able to pull off yellow shorts so a skirt was the next best thing. And I love a full gathered skirt so I made the skirt part 2.5 times the width of the waistband. The gathering took a while but the end result was definately worth the work. I am planning on wearing this on Saturday night to the McClymonts concert.

Material Notes

yellow cotton drill, 12" zipper




Garment Type
Preppy, Romantic

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    May 24, 2010, 10.55 PMby prairieponygirl

    I simply love it! It makes me happy just looking at it! Did you make your own pattern?

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    Apr 11, 2010, 02.01 PMby hannnc

    i’ve seen a yellow skirt once before on here and its just the perfect colour to make you happy! it looks fantastic! i must do yellow one day. i love Zooey too :)

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    Mar 17, 2010, 03.55 PMby iniminimanymoe

    very delicate;)

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    Feb 28, 2010, 04.42 PMby holasoylulu

    thanks for your response! i think i will try it this week… got the perfect fabric! ;)

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    Feb 23, 2010, 10.38 PMby quiltingmick

    Looks fantastic on you – the yellow is so lively and cheery!

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    Feb 20, 2010, 08.09 PMby yesicap416

    =] i love this. =] very clean and simple however mkes you pop<33

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    Feb 20, 2010, 03.15 PMby stefilu

    such a beautiful fabric and a great skirt

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    Feb 19, 2010, 07.47 PMby Jasmine Iris Philbrick

    gahh i love this! i love the color plus i love zooey in general so this being inspired by her is awesome :]

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    Feb 19, 2010, 03.47 PMby holasoylulu

    great job! wonderful colour!!!

    did you hand gather it? or just did it with the sewing machine? what was the distance between stiches?? I am wanting to d something like ths but it looks complcated! thanks on beforehand!

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      Feb 28, 2010, 05.28 AMby kat21

      I stitched it on the machine and then gathered it. I am not sure the stitch length I just used the longest stitch my machine does. It is not as complicated as you think. THis skirt took me literally 1.5 hours to make.

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    Feb 19, 2010, 12.57 PMby zozowahine

    Soooo beautiful! You look fantastic, great work

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    Feb 19, 2010, 06.57 AMby frkbustad

    That sure is a sunshine skirt! Looks very nice and summery!

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    Feb 19, 2010, 05.52 AMby pink-cornelia

    you look so great, what a fantastic skirt, love the yellow you choose, nice work. have fun at the concert.

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    Feb 19, 2010, 05.52 AMby gonnange

    the colour is so cheerful, it’s lovely :) you’ve done a great job with the gathering!!

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