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I am looking for some tips on replicating the following skirt. It is made of a linen, but I am also wondering if I could achieve the same look with another (less expensive) material.





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    Jun 13, 2018, 11.42 AMby Deanna31

    Yes sure – you can definitely make it out of other fabric… Cheesecloth (or a light cotton mix) might be good. It needs to drape well, yet be a bit stiff/resistant.

    This skirt was draped, but is really simple actually. Its just a rectangle piece of fabric. I would get a dummy or another person the same size as you, then pin the fabric on.

    Hem one of the long sides before you drape it (hemmed edge to go at the waist). Those parts that droop down is simply… put two pins in to mark 60cm apart (along the hemmed edge. You will need to do this 4 times at the centre back), put the pins together and let the centre excess fabric hang down. stitch the hemmed edge ONLY where the pins are, to the waistband. You will get a beautiful drape.

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    Jun 13, 2018, 11.59 AMby Deanna31

    I’ve changed my mind. I saw this photo:


    and realised that the top waist of the skirt is not hemmed. Its just folded over. So don’t hem one side… just fold it in half lengthwise. It will be tough finding fabric wide enough. you may have to fold it in half width ways, and joining it on a seam (if it doesn’t fit round the waist.)

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    Jun 13, 2018, 12.26 PMby Deanna31

    It doesn’t even look like it has been folded exactly in half:


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