Tropicolor Bustier & Circle Skirt

Added Jul 13, 2011

by Sara Moskovitz

Portland, Oregon...

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Yay! The bustier makes me smile. It’s Burda Magazine pattern #127 and I made it out of a scrap of vintage Hawaiian tropic-colored fabric that I had left over from hemming a friend’s dress. I lined it in black cotton and added coil boning just to the side seams for a little extra support. It’s a great pattern and really fun to construct.

The gigantic circle skirt with high waistband is an original pattern I made from scratch. The paper pieces were so large that instead of cutting a half circle, I had to use quarters and cut them on the fold. The waistband is about 3 1/2" wide and interfaced for some standing power. Next round, I’ll use hair canvas interfacing – it’s even stiffer! There’s an invisible side zipper for closure. It’s semi-sheer striped 100% polyester. I’ll also make sure to buy enough fabric to cut it on the bias – that would’ve looked fun with the striping action.

Material Notes

Medium weight stretch 100% polyester, cotton

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Women
Garment Type
Skirt

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    Jun 28, 2014, 10.54 PMby libb0161

    Hiya Sara, I just sent you an email but not too sure how to see if you reply on this website. I absolutely LOVE this skirt and hope you can help me. If you cant see me email let me know and I will try and send it again. Thanks Olivia

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    Jul 28, 2012, 03.37 PMby Katherine Barrios

    Love the look! I am doing this for a retro “cycle event”! :) circle skirts are awsome! And the bustier is a winning!

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      Aug 11, 2012, 02.37 AMby Sara Moskovitz

      Thanks Katherine! Upload your outfit when it’s done! I’d love to see it!

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    Jun 23, 2012, 04.34 PMby PrettyCharlie

    Very stylish indeed! The drape on that skirt is lovely, and the self stripes give it a nice playful look. btw, I have to say the spiral boning is an inspired idea. Thanks so much for it!

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      Aug 11, 2012, 02.37 AMby Sara Moskovitz

      If you make a bustier, I’d love to see it! Yes! The boning helps give the whole garment a sturdier wear. :)

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    Apr 8, 2012, 03.06 AMby fifibeag

    Love it, very Florence and the Machine!

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    Aug 7, 2011, 03.48 AMby Hannah Jones

    Now that I’ve seen it made up this way, I had to go dig out my May issue and some fabric from the stash as it gives me an idea. :)

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      Aug 7, 2011, 06.09 AMby Sara Moskovitz

      How wonderful! I can’t wait to see it when you’re done sewing it up!

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    Jul 16, 2011, 08.26 PMby Tokie Ang

    pretty :)

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    Jul 16, 2011, 08.26 PMby Tokie Ang

    pretty :)

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    Jul 16, 2011, 06.23 PMby nouvellegamine

    beautiful!

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    Jul 16, 2011, 05.07 AMby unconventionalkatie

    I must make a full length circle skirt for winter! I love it.

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      Jul 20, 2011, 12.40 AMby Sara Moskovitz

      Ohh! Yes, a full length winter circle skirt! Out of wool or something yummy like that, would keep you delightfully warm.

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    Jul 15, 2011, 10.47 PMby Christianne DeHart

    Stunning! What a great combo. And the top is from scraps! Double thrill!

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      Jul 20, 2011, 12.39 AMby Sara Moskovitz

      Haha! Yes! A teeny, tiny scrap! When it’s a good, vintage scrap, you can’t let it go to waste!

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    Jul 15, 2011, 08.01 PMby ashchaser

    That striped/sheer fabric is fantastic, and I can’t stop looking at your tumblr. I love it!

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    Jul 15, 2011, 07.49 PMby silkandcyanide

    beautiful!!

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    Jul 14, 2011, 02.57 PMby Rikki Cade Battle

    wow i love this. the contrast between the short bustier and the full length circle skirt works really well together and looks really dramatic.

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      Jul 20, 2011, 12.38 AMby Sara Moskovitz

      Thanks for the kind words Rikki!

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    Jul 14, 2011, 02.52 PMby daughterfish

    This is really striking. Love the entire look. Makes me want to try the bustier pattern.

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      Jul 15, 2011, 04.17 AMby Sara Moskovitz

      Do! Do try it! It is a great and simple little pattern. You can make loads of these for yourself while summer is still in season.

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    Jul 14, 2011, 01.50 AMby ginasophia

    gorgeous skirt

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      Jul 15, 2011, 04.19 AMby Sara Moskovitz

      Thanks Gina Sophia! Circle skirts are so fun!

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    Jul 14, 2011, 01.46 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    i love the two together. the skirt looks terrific! simple yet kinda amazing!

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      Jul 20, 2011, 12.38 AMby Sara Moskovitz

      Thanks Ruffles Gazebo! Circle skirts are so fun and easy to make!

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    Jul 13, 2011, 05.46 AMby loyl8

    very cool and great photo

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    Jul 13, 2011, 04.37 AMby graveflower

    Impeccable! This photography is great and your sewing is high style, for sure.

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      Jul 15, 2011, 04.17 AMby Sara Moskovitz

      So sweet, thank you Grave Flower!

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