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Blue Suit: Skirt

Added Mar 9, 2010

by janetheclerk

Durban, South Af...






i fell in love with this fabric the minute i saw it, and somehow felt that this pattern evocative of the 20s, would make a wonderful 50s style suit. i work for myself from home, so why i need a suit is anyone’s guess. possibly to wear lovely shoes with.

the skirt is done, the jacket still a work in progress. the skirt is a very simple yoke and swing construction, with inset belt hooks for a sash that i will make out of a luxurious white shiny fabric. key words were neat and clean, hence the inset belt hooks, and discreet top stitching below the yoke and hem.

the yoke is a double layer of the seed cloth, with light interfacing. the silhouette is neatened by top stitching the seam down.

the skirt is fastened by a white 20cm zip at back; i couldn’t use an invisible zip as they just don’t cope with going over double layers of fabric.

Material Notes

white seed cloth – polycotton, but majority cotton
blue printed cotton




Garment Type
Business, Classic
Cotton, Blends

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    Mar 10, 2010, 07.31 AMby libra-s

    Lovely skirt! Well made! I can’t wait to see your jacket :)

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      Mar 10, 2010, 08.06 AMby janetheclerk

      yes, very excited about it. will have to make an occassion to wear it; i fell asleep wondering about shoe combinations for it :)

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    Mar 10, 2010, 02.23 AMby scheryka

    Yes, neat and clean….and cute too.

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