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Black Daisies Skirt

Added Oct 23, 2013

by Anne Wagenha...

Warwickshire, Un...






Vintage Butterick 4208 from the 60s was the pattern used for this a-line skirt. It was described as a “hipster” skirt, but daughter no2 wanted it more on her waist, and shorter, if you please. So it went up about 5cm & was shortened by another 4. The sketch shows the hem well above the knee, it isn’t so! I used the remains of a black on black flower print I had in the stash after making a jacket for myself. It’s a polyester of some sort. Shock – no natural fibres!

I bound all the seams, the hem & the edge of the facing with a raspberry cupro Hong Kong finish. No-one will really see it, but this fabric frays like mad & it;s nice to see a little contrasting detail. We love the pattern – I have adjusted it so I can make more without all the fiddly bits. Now to make the jacket with what’s left over…

More info & photos can be found on my blog

Material Notes

polyester with cupro lining for bias Hong Kong strips




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Oct 27, 2013, 11.37 AMby alekat

    great use of this fabric. I love the print. And i agree, so what if no one sees it, the fact that you know the hong kong seams are there make you feel a little more special

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    Oct 23, 2013, 05.49 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Nice but the fabric is for a very slim person only – such as your daughter is:-)

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      Oct 23, 2013, 10.01 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      Thanks, it looks great as a jacket, but unfortunately it will never be seen, because it didn’t fit! :D

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    Oct 23, 2013, 04.51 PMby dvinare

    gorgeous skirt! ;)

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