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3-hour skirt

Added Jan 12, 2013

by petitejosette

Vancouver, Canada






After making this skirt for my friend Judy, I couldn’t help but make one for myself.

It’s such a simple pattern, but I really like the 70’s vibe of the style, so when I found a dark blue wool remnant at Fabricana, I knew I was going to make myself a version.

Pattern is 116B from September 2012. Burda tagged it as “easy” and it definitely is, starting with the fact that it only has two pattern pieces (4 pieces to cut with the lining), front and back, both cut on the fold. There are 2 darts in the back, two in the front and an inverted pleat at CF, which is the main design detail. Simple but classic.

This skirt came together really fast (3 hours tops including cutting), and I really love it!

Material Notes

100% italian Wool, bemberg lining
twill tape for the hem




Winter, Fall
Garment Type

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    Jan 19, 2013, 05.47 PMby Claire Cooper

    Lovely skirt – I think I might try this one!

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    Jan 12, 2013, 04.50 PMby kihli

    I love it, and you are really fast! I don’t think I could make a garment like that in 3 hours!

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      Jan 13, 2013, 01.58 AMby petitejosette

      thank you! it really is much easier than it looks!

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    Jan 12, 2013, 04.40 PMby prettysewinggirl

    wow its beautiful :) your sewing is top class :)

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    Jan 12, 2013, 06.52 AMby Mary P.

    Beautiful and simple!!!

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      Jan 13, 2013, 01.59 AMby petitejosette

      that’s what I love about it, it’s simple but versatile and can be dressed up or down…

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    Jan 12, 2013, 05.28 AMby MaycieAfterFive

    I love it! I saw a shorter version on the Zara website that I’ve wanted to recreate. I should give this pattern a try… Great job!

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      Jan 13, 2013, 01.59 AMby petitejosette

      I would definitely recommend you do. Plus once you have the right fit, you can make several versions of this really easily

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    Jan 12, 2013, 05.28 AMby spulford

    Holy cow. That’s three hours really well spent. Looks awesome!

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      Jan 13, 2013, 02.00 AMby petitejosette

      Thank you! I’m usually a pretty slow sewer, so I’m pretty happy I was able t make this so fast

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