Tough Love in the City Skirt

Added May 31, 2011

by daughterfish

Brooklyn, New Yo...

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You’ve got to have some tough love to survive the hot summers in NYC. To beat the rising summer heat, I whipped up this flouncy skirt made from a light printed cotton. It took about two hours to make.

I have to wear it with a tight-fitting shirt, or it makes me look to hippy (it’s not a very slimming skirt..but it’s comfortable!).

The fabric has a pretty white-and-red selvedge, so I used that for the bottom of the skirt and didn’t hem it. I inserted pockets and used three snaps for the closure. I left the pocket nearest the snaps loose inside the skirt (so it’s not sewn to the waistband) so that I can slip the skirt over my head and then tighten it back up when I snap it closed.

I have a little diagram of how I made it on my blog Daughter Fish

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Romantic
Material
Cotton

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    Jun 1, 2011, 10.49 AMby Priscilla Folley

    I love this fabric, perfect for a springy-summery skirt!

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    Jun 1, 2011, 09.40 AMby u120418

    Looks like such a fun skirt!

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    Jun 1, 2011, 02.46 AMby Lucha Suarez

    Love it!

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    May 31, 2011, 05.59 PMby abicairns

    love it! The material is so colourful :D

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