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Another Day at the Office

Added Feb 22, 2008

by podge

Manchester, Unit...






I love this skirt!!! i have made a few alterations to the alexis skirt, when i made it, i felt it was a bit boxy and could do with some shape, so i took it in a bit down the back, being a novice i failed to realise that i would then not be able to walk, so i then had to but i spilt in the back!!! having never done a spilt before, it took me a while to figure it out but i got there in the end. i’m so proud to have made this, i have never done, pockets before and the instructions for fitting the pockets are quite confusing. I also put some jazzy lining inside the pockets. I didn’t line the skirt as the fabric is quite thick and i didn’t think it needed it, plus i’ve never lined anything before and i didn’t want to mess it up. i also couldn’t find a zip that was longer enough, so i ended up attaching a button at the top, but i think it works!!

Material Notes

wool and nylon mix





My husband for reminding me that its 1am and the sewing machine is very loud!!

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    Mar 3, 2008, 03.27 AMby lybu

    Looks great

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    Feb 24, 2008, 05.38 PMby wendyxo

    So cute! Great job.

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    Feb 23, 2008, 06.12 AMby podge

    Thanks everyone!! i wore it today, and it feels so exhilarating to be wearing something that you have created yourself. Sicilla, you do have to buy this pattern but it is only $1.50 and you won’t be disappointed.

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    Feb 22, 2008, 05.28 PMby SimplyLula12

    That is so classic! It will never go out of style :)

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    Feb 22, 2008, 04.55 AMby sicilia

    Very nice and stylish in a decent way! Definetly one to wear at the office. Fits you great! BTW: The pattern isn’t free, correct? The button says: Buy pattern PDF

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    Feb 22, 2008, 04.14 AMby polychromatin

    Really chic, want to make an Alexis, too :)

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    Feb 22, 2008, 04.02 AMby sardinha

    Wow!! Love it!! Looks very cool and fits you great!. The pocket’s detail gave me an idea… mmm… Congratulations!

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