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The Couture Technique Skirt

Added Mar 22, 2011

by latulipenoire

Seaside, Califor...






I recently bought The Dressmaker’s Handbook of Couture Sewing Technique. After flipping through the beautifully photographed pages, I immediately started riffling through my stash to sew my first lined skirt.

For the pattern, I used Simplicity 1690 from the 1950’s.

The wrapped seam edges and the color contrast look amazing when I put it on. There’s not a raw edge in this entire skirt.

You can read more about this, and my other sewing projects on my blog A Few Threads Loose:

Material Notes

I chose some lovely wine colored stretch cotton sateen (purchased on in bulk just to have lots on hand) and some light gray lining fabric acquired at my local thrift shop.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Classic, Preppy
Cotton, Polyester

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    Mar 23, 2011, 12.13 AMby sunnilj9

    So fabulous and I love the pocket detail! Very classic and chic and sophisticated. And that fabric, just stunning! Gorgeous get up.

    xoxo, Sunni

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    Mar 22, 2011, 05.27 PMby keetchick

    Your skirt came out great! That book makes me want to drop everything and sew, too.

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    Mar 22, 2011, 05.03 PMby zilredloh

    I love the pocket details. It looks great, and you look so chic in it. :) Great job!

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    Mar 22, 2011, 12.11 PMby mojo elgin

    This is gorgeous! I think I need that book…

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    Mar 22, 2011, 11.57 AMby skeeler

    Well done! It looks great on you.

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