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"a lot of birdies" skirt

Added Nov 16, 2009

by pemvandepar

Utrecht, Netherl...






Again, I copied the pattern from a skirt in my wardrobe. it was very easy to make and for people who are Interested I will share the pattern on Burdastyl. It is not perfect because I am a beginner (my sewing lessons starts next week). I’m happy with the result!!!

Material Notes

Ikea fabric, cotton.




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    Mar 24, 2010, 11.25 PMby suzisew

    Love it! I am also a beginner and am yet to make a skirt. I will have a go and post the results. Thanks for the inspiration and keep up the good work!

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    Jan 17, 2010, 02.58 AMby lucasmum

    I have made this skirt in my beginners dressmaking class. Toile version was a nightmare as lots of pieces to be hand sewn, but finished version in contrast panels ( black longer, black & white striped triangles) looks fab. Will post pictures as soon as I get it back.

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    Nov 21, 2009, 09.07 AMby gingersnaps

    Lovely! Well done. I love Ikea fabric…I have the bird one in a different colour. I now might make myself a skirt out of it. ;)

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    Nov 21, 2009, 03.24 AMby staceymomoftwosews

    I wonder how hard it would be to size this pattern down for my daughter…. she’s a tall thin child… I think this would be a lovely holiday skirt.

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    Nov 18, 2009, 01.26 PMby seemane

    That is so cute – good job! Looks like it would be pretty straightforward to line it too – as it’s starting to get chilly here in London now that Autumn (“Fall”) has arrived :)

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      Jan 17, 2010, 03.33 AMby lucasmum

      There is a lining already in the pattern :-). Made my “chita” out of poly cotton and it was still quite heavy when I’d done. would be fab in lightweight denim for blighty I reckon. ( I live on the east coast, N.E. Lincs)

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    Nov 18, 2009, 07.30 AMby mickey10

    Oh my gosh – a little girl turned up to my daughters playgroup (in Australia!!) wearing a dress made from this fabric. I loved the fabric so much I wanted to ask where her mum got it from but I never got the chance ….. now I have my answer!! Ikea of course. Thanks everyone …..

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    Nov 18, 2009, 12.21 AMby starryeyes11

    Super cute! I have that same fabric, I am now debating if I should make a skirt like this for myself!

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    Nov 17, 2009, 09.55 PMby weeziebegin

    I have to agree with the comment that zozowahine made that for someone who has not had sewing lessons and considers herself a beginner, you did an awesome job on this skirt.To be able to obtain the style and fit that you achieved while making this cute skirt is telling me we want to see the garments you create after you’ve had some sewing lessons. One of my teenage granddaughters will be visiting me in a few days and I know she is going to love this skirt also. Keep up the wonderful job and thank you for sharing this with us

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    Nov 17, 2009, 12.03 PMby pinksalamander

    Ah its the IKEA fabric! I made a skirt of this recently, its such a nice design.

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      Feb 10, 2010, 02.46 PMby Isabel Alexander

      Haha. You have an IKEA bed. =P

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      Feb 10, 2010, 05.41 PMby pinksalamander

      Yes I do! And the photoframe on the wall is too!

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      Mar 14, 2010, 11.27 PMby Isabel Alexander

      I wanted some, and a mirror. haha

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    Nov 17, 2009, 11.30 AMby missymay

    cute! love the fabric!

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    Nov 17, 2009, 03.58 AMby soonsoon

    very cute! i love how it whirls around and has a layer underneath.

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    Nov 17, 2009, 01.12 AMby sewneenee

    great swirly skirt love the print too!!great job!

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    Nov 17, 2009, 01.06 AMby jacqueline smith

    wow, I LOVE this!!! it’s a great fit on you, looks fabulous and what a marvelous print!!! Well done!!

    I would certainly love to see a pattern!!

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    Nov 16, 2009, 09.06 PMby jays

    I love that skirt! It looks great on you, good job!

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    Nov 16, 2009, 08.38 PMby zozowahine

    Wow! I can’t believe you describe yourself as a beginner yet have made such an awesomely wearable item! Enjoy your classes

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    Nov 16, 2009, 08.00 PMby susie17

    Love it! I have the same material but with the green in the birds (Ikea!?!) I can’t decide what to make with it yet! But this has given me some ideas! FAB!

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    Nov 16, 2009, 07.40 PMby magickwithouttears-1

    terrific skirt! pattern would be much appreciated. :)

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    Nov 16, 2009, 07.35 PMby girlywhirly

    ah looks great! fab fabric too. i’d like to see the pattern.

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