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2 Tone Corduroy Skirt

Added Jan 19, 2014

by LadyLaurenSe...

Peterborough, Un...






Right. On one hand, I am very proud of this skirt, it has both a fly front zip and pockets which I’ve never done before.On the other hand I made a very rookie mistake when cutting out and cut them on opposite naps, so as you can see, each side is a different colour. I only realised this when finishing the skirt and it was a bit of a bummer. However, Mum said to just embrace it as a design feature and so I am. What’s excruciating is that we had a textiles lesson the day before and we spent a good 10 minutes on nap. Stupid Lauren. Plus I’m scared of ironing corduroy hence the wrinkles. Read the rest of the post here:


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    Jan 21, 2014, 02.30 PMby nrobson

    great styling, terrific job!

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    Jan 19, 2014, 03.01 PMby cequimby

    I’ve made the same mistake! Only mine was on a vest with princess seams, so every other panel had the nap running in a different direction. Whoops! I agree with your mom – call it a design feature and embrace it. I think your skirt looks lovely.

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    Jan 19, 2014, 03.01 PMby tessi

    Hello from Peterborough, NH – USA!

    I think your mom’s idea to embrace your error as a design feature is a good one. I’m assuming the “error” is on the back of the skirt as well, so the design feature is mirrored! For pressing all-cotton corduroy, I would use a fairly high heat and steam. Just press with the direction of the nap and don’t move the iron back and forth – with/against the nap. You can also use a terry-cloth towel as a press cloth which will help keep from flattening the nap.

    Great job on all of the new techniques that you learned! I also like your color combinations – very cheery!

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      Jan 19, 2014, 03.04 PMby LadyLaurenSewalot

      There’s 2 Peterboroughs!?Crikey. Yup, it is both sides. Thank you very much for your compliments and your help!

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