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So, I find it quite hard to remember and describe how I actually made this skirt. It kind of carried me away while I did it in one sitting so it’s all a bit blurry. This was more of a freestyle and “go with the flow” project for me without a pattern and more of an idea in my head how I wanted a green more sturdy skirt to look like. I’m really happy with the result given that I’m usually not that happy to stretch outside of my sewing comfort zone with patterns and descriptions. It was nice to just take it one step at a time and kind of decide everything as you go.

I more or less cut out my skirt pieces based on my measurements and chose to make it a bit of an A-line skirt – I wanted to go for a more retro kind of look than a modern straight pencil skirt. I made four incisions, two in the front and two in the back, for a fitted look. I took an invisible zipper I had home, which at first sight was a bit disappointing since it was blue, but I’m quite happy with how it turned out and the contrast between the two colours. And to be honest I thought it wouldn’t be so visible hence the name, but invisible zippers and I aren’t really best of friends but we’re working on it :) The “closing mechanism” also includes two buttons, a big one visible and a smaller one on the inside on the other side of the zipper to hold in the extracted part of the waistband.

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