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A Skirt That Goes One Better Than New Look

Added Sep 30, 2009

by Jenny Wren

York, United Kin...






I took the pattern from a New Look skirt from a charity shop. As lovely as it was, it was starting to get threadbare, so I took it apart and reincarnated it with some lovely eBay fabric!

I did learn one thing from this: never, ever make skirts out of T-shirt fabric. Even taking into account the stretch, I stil have to safety pin it to be sure it’ll stay on.

Material Notes

T-shirt material. It’s a lovely pattern, but don’t use it to make a skirt. Use something less stretchy.




Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Evening Wear, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Romantic

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    Apr 10, 2010, 03.26 PMby nidhi

    very pretty skirt!

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    Oct 5, 2009, 10.41 AMby dancingqueen

    well done, I like how it falls.

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    Sep 30, 2009, 08.52 PMby scheryka

    This is just pretty. I recently bought some fabric from eBay as well. I made a maxi dress. I will post it when ever I get batteries for my cam.

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    Sep 30, 2009, 07.01 PMby calicocouture

    Perhaps some interfacing in the waistband would help prevent the stretch? I like the print a lot, and the shape is very pretty.

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      Jan 8, 2010, 03.28 PMby Jenny Wren

      Thanks for the tip, although in my experience fusible interfacing doesn’t stick to stretchy fabrics well, and I can’t be bothered to sew it on myself.

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