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A city wall & a trampoline

Added Oct 9, 2011

by farintastisch

Stuttgart, Germany






I was rather disappointed by Burda easy fashion Fall/Winter 2011; at least the issue did inspire me to do two new projects, I guess it’s something.
There was a circle skirt with underskirt in the issue that I liked. I did a few changes though (elastic waistband instead of a ribbon as waistband, I left out the zipper because if I gain or lose weight, the elastic waistband will still fit) and didn’t really follow their instructions. I used black satin for the skirt and champagne-coloured voile for the underskirt and am quite happy with it.
This project is for beginners and I am okay with that because a circle skirt isn’t that difficult, but as a total beginner I think I would’ve gone mad with the hemming. I used a special sewing machine foot (I don’t know the English term) – worked superb on the voile, not that good on the satin but oh well. Ten times better than I could do without the foot.

Also blogged about here

Material Notes

black satin for the skirt /
champagne-coloured voile for the underskirt /
thick jersey and elastic for the waistband




Garment Type
Other, Satin

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    Oct 11, 2011, 10.21 PMby peaches2218

    That foot’s probably called a narrow-hem or rolled-hem foot. Cheers.

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      Oct 12, 2011, 04.02 PMby farintastisch

      It was a rolled-hem foot. Thanks, I only knew the German term! :D

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