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1/2 Circle Skirt - Hem dilemma

Added Sep 30, 2011

by jacquipardue

Capitola, United...




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Turns out the rumors are true, silk is really slippery! I was having trouble cutting out a dress pattern, so I opted to make a simple half circle skirt with this silk fabric instead. It was a breeze to sew up, but I fear it’s rather boring. Any suggestions? I’m thinking a shorter hem might be more appropriate…

Material Notes

silk habotai on the outside, with a silk jacquard fabric lining.




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    Oct 1, 2011, 12.04 PMby loulourosa

    The skirt is nice how it is, under the knee is allways flattering. And I agree with SallieOh, with a matching top it would be great!

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      Oct 1, 2011, 04.12 PMby jacquipardue

      Thank you loulourosa, I know what my next project will be now ;)

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    Oct 1, 2011, 10.01 AMby JulietSews

    I love this skirt just the way it is! A few inches up if you like, but not too much. I do agree with sallieOh – a rich-toned blouse and I think some pretty dainty silver jewelry to go with it, and you’ll look gorgeous! I would even stop you in the street to compliment your style!

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    Sep 30, 2011, 09.31 PMby peaches2218

    I do vote for shorter, although it’s pretty as is. Just above the knee.

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      Oct 1, 2011, 04.10 PMby jacquipardue

      Thank you for weighing in on the matter Peaches!!

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    Sep 30, 2011, 06.15 PMby sallieOh

    i like it! keep the length – its so ladylike! maybe you could make a coordinating blouse in one of those rich jewel tones that are in the butterfly print to go with it…

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      Sep 30, 2011, 08.06 PMby jacquipardue

      Thank you for your input!! I think you are right, a colored top would really help, and maybe some accessories, and it won’t be so boring ;)

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