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Victorian Green Riding Hood

Added Feb 26, 2011

by mixtlii

Montpellier, France






Since the beginning of winter, I’ve been wanting a long circle plaid skirt. But I couldn’t find any cheap and nice fabric…
And after a while, I wasn’t able to resist anymore and bought that one, even though it was more expensive than what I usually spend on fabrics!

When I cut the skirt, the waist turned out too big, I guess the fabric stretched on the biais… So I gathered it a little at the waist. Actually it’s not too bad : it gives it a little fullness.
I covered a button and made a bridle for it. I love this technique!

Then I wanted to match it with a bolero. But I wasn’t convinced by the patterns I had, so I gave an other shot at that tubic bolero I made once…
I made it too large, so I made some pintucks at the back and experimented these seams upward and downward as I saw once on a shirt… It’s nice, but I think I made them a little too big.
And finally I decided to add ties to hold it at the neck, and now it looks like a little cape!

Material Notes

Fabric, button, tread, zipper.



Related Techniques


Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Cotton, Blends



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    Oct 7, 2011, 08.09 PMby marionouchka

    oh mon dieu! Je viens de m’acheter quasiment le même tissus… pour me faire quasiment la même jupe :) Je vais essayer de la faire vraiment maxi longue si j’ai assez de tissus. En tout cas, ton travail est vraiment remarquable!

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    Mar 8, 2011, 01.44 AMby cquinn13

    love it! nice job!

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    Mar 6, 2011, 09.22 AMby odango

    this is so cool :)

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    Mar 2, 2011, 05.47 PMby angelical

    absolutely love it!

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