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Black Circles Garbo Skirt

Added Oct 9, 2008

by deeem

N. Ireland, Unit...






This is such an attractive pattern that I just dived straight in! I simply used the template as it printed out without adjusting any measurements – it’s much too big! I was going to add a zip at the side instead of elastic, but when it came to that stage I didn’t think I would actually wear the skirt, so I decided not to ‘waste’ a zip in a garment I wouldn’t wear! I’m not really happy with the result – the fabric was hard to work with (especially hemming!) and I think perhaps the thread tension was not right for such fine fabric because it’s almost possible to see through the seams! A couple of darts and a zip would probably make this wearable, but even then, I think it looks more formal than what I wanted. So, the pattern’s definitely easy but I made some poor choices so probably won’t wear it. I did learn a lot as I did it, though!

(Very poor photos too – sorry!)

Material Notes

I’m not sure what type of fabric it is but my mum thinks it’s perhaps a type of satine.





BurdaStyle Garbo pattern

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    Oct 9, 2008, 07.14 AMby deeem

    If I were doing this again, I would use a fabric with some stretch in it, possibly a cotton jersey fabric. Personally speaking, I think this type of fabric would be less formal and I’d be more likely to be comfy wearing it and be able to relax in it. Also, it can be a little restrictive around the knees (don’t go hopping up the stairs two at a time!) so some stretch would work well.

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    Oct 9, 2008, 05.59 AMby sewzen

    Thanks for the info! I was considering trying this skirt. I do like the circles on your fabric. I wonder what kind of fabric would work well with this skirt?

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