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ballerina- three tiered skirt

Added Feb 11, 2011

by Rikki Cade B...

Bedford, United ...






this is my variation of the Sean Skirt #6063, I started this project quite a wile ago but never got round to finishing it.
I was constantly altering the skirt as I went along, and then changing it back towards the original pattern. its far from perfect, the wast band starts slightly higher on one side, and the middle tier has been sewn slightly wonky. but over all im happy with the result.

In stead of having an invisible zipper in the side seem, I put a chunky zipper in the center back, so that it was on show. I also made the zipper go to the top of the waist band, instead of putting in a button.
I have also elasticated the waist band so that the skirt can ever be worn on the waist or at the hips.

when it came to the overall finish of the skirt, I had deconstructionism in mind, but i still wanted to have the skirt look well finished. As a result i used french seems on all of the skirt panels and went over them in top stitching to give a well finished look. Following this I took my embellisher to the skirt pieces to distress the fabric.

Material Notes

silk organizer
lining fabric (it was most likely polyester, only im not shore)




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Grunge, Punk, Rock, Romantic
Organza, Satin, Silk

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    Jul 2, 2011, 02.12 PMby erin

    Oh it is so great, I love the style and especially the tights.

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    Apr 8, 2011, 06.34 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    great skirt and soo much more stylish than the original one of burda :-)

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    Feb 14, 2011, 09.39 PMby dilshadburman

    LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

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    Feb 13, 2011, 02.20 AMby cantare

    This is beautiful and your styling is awesome!

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    Feb 11, 2011, 09.47 PMby bjr99

    What a pretty skirt! Your choice of top and lace stockings work well too.

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    Feb 11, 2011, 07.32 PMby leonx

    you look magnificent love the skirt ading to fave

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    Feb 11, 2011, 06.11 PMby momsgotanewhobby

    Wow, frothy without being over the top. I like it a lot.

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    Feb 11, 2011, 04.35 PMby laha5822

    This is really fashionable… the whole outfit is great!

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    Feb 11, 2011, 04.21 PMby asperge11

    love it :)

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