Wool Mini Skirt

Added Sep 23, 2011

by juebejue

San Jose, Califo...

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I had this dirty green shetland wool in my stash since earlier this year, and that wool is pretty thin so its perfect for a mini dress. I drafted my own pattern, and used elastics in the back instead of fitting it, since I am not entirely sure how big my butt would remain after birth (my butt grew 4 inches since the pregnancy!)

I love the pocket detail with the little pleating. I used bright yellow satin as lining again, and i think it matches the green fabric very well. I also did a gold exposed zipper detail, and i love it! There’s a lot of hand sewing involved when I sew the lining to the zipper. I also had to hand sew the blind hem since my blind hem feet did not work well with the wool.

The shape of the dress is a little more flared than I like. I could take it in on the side a bit more, but I have top stitched the side seam already (can you tell that I love top stitching?), and I am a little too lazy to take it apart. I will see how the proportion work on me after birth and decide then!

Material Notes

Shetland wool from fabric mart

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Casual
Material
Wool

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    Sep 24, 2011, 06.27 AMby janene

    Neat little skirt. I love the topstitching! Beautifully lined too. Did you draft the pattern yourself? I love little wool skirts in particular the shape of this one and the colour. It will look fabulous with any colour. And by the way… big butts are ‘in’!!

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      Sep 25, 2011, 07.17 PMby juebejue

      thank you! :D i did draft the pattern myself :) i have a special affliction for linings wool with poppy colors, and im glad big butts are in! :)

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    Sep 23, 2011, 03.43 PMby wendymichelle1015

    So cute! I love the pleat :)

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    Sep 23, 2011, 06.06 AMby MientjiB

    Pretty!

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