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turquoise tartan miniskirt

Added May 9, 2012

by loulourosa

Brugge, Belgium






My daughter chose this blue (fake synthetic) tartan for a skirt last fall. The pattern is from the fall 2011 issue of “Knippie”. It has a lot of bits and pieces, and it took me a some time to get the stripes right.

On the pockets the skirt has decorative stiches for wich I used metalic pink yarn. The buttons on the pockets are also for decoration.

When I had allmost finished the skirt, my daughter seemed to have grown a lot, and the skirt didn’t fit anymore, so I had to undo the sideseams and the zipper, cut a new waisband,… and start allover again.
I had barely enough seamallowance. Knippie has rather big sizing, but my daughter skipped a size, and went from a size140 to a size152.

But anyway the skirt turned out rather well, and she’s happy with it, alltough she won’t be able to wear it for a long time,…and I was taught a lesson, allways make sure to give enough seam allowance when making something for children, or work a bit faster ;-).

Material Notes

“Terlenka” fabric, zipper, six buttons for decoration, synthetic lining, metalic yarn for embroidery.




Garment Type
Mod, Preppy
Blends, Other

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    May 22, 2012, 06.18 AMby libbysharf

    It’s very beautiful! You’ve aligned the stripes perfectly… Loulou must be very happy :-)

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      May 23, 2012, 07.00 AMby loulourosa

      Thank You Libby, she wears it all the time, wash and wear ;-)

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    May 15, 2012, 09.39 PMby harrietbazley

    Yes, I suppose with small children the life-spam of clothes is a bit short!

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      May 23, 2012, 07.10 AMby loulourosa

      Indeed, but I give clothes that are to small to friends who have younger children. We get clothes from people with older children. Like this we make a clothes-chain, and the clothes have a longer life!

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