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Box Pleat Skirt (Tweed Version)

Added Dec 2, 2015

by Oksana Starz...

Mykolayv, Ukraine






A skirt for cold, very cold and very very cold days:-) I was going to make it since the issue was bought in 1989 and at last the right time came:-) The result is really nice because in fact the skirt has classic pattern and just can’t be out of fashion. The only thing I changed – shortened its length for 10 cm.
For the pictures I combined it with this blouse I sewed two years ago and a self-knitted nice red quick simple bolero, made from bulky yarn. I also made the matching earrings.
The tips for sewing the skirt are here.

Material Notes

Woollen tweed for the skirt.




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Business
Blends, Flannel, Linen, Polyester


The bolero

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    Nov 8, 2017, 11.21 AMby HBoards

    Beautiful Dress

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    Jan 6, 2016, 10.38 AMby kartiksharma

    gorgeous looking dress

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    Dec 13, 2015, 11.46 AMby sewing fanatic

    what terrific stylish work! love the ruffles, crisp lines, and pleating… x

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      Dec 23, 2015, 04.51 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much, very pleasant to hear all of your words:-)

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    Dec 8, 2015, 07.55 PMby rita61

    I love your outfit, it looks amazing on you !! Great colours and styling. Such wonderful fit everywhere!!!! Nicely made!

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      Dec 23, 2015, 04.51 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Rita, very much, your opinion is always very special !

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    Dec 7, 2015, 05.48 AMby izbott

    Its so lady like. I love how you made this into such a great outfit. You looks awesome!

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      Dec 23, 2015, 04.50 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much for the great compliment:-)

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    Dec 3, 2015, 06.10 PMby Mary Athey

    fabulous outfit oksana. I love everything you have made plus I love how effortlessly everything goes together. you look wonderful, stylish and warm x

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      Dec 4, 2015, 04.12 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Mary, very sweet of you to say that. It is very warm ideed, even would be good enough to wear with a short fur coat.

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    Dec 3, 2015, 04.30 PMby SuseSews

    Love it!

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    Dec 3, 2015, 12.02 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Gorgeous outfit! I agree, the skirt is timeless.., and your earrings is so cute and pretty, and I simply Love your blouse! ♥

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      Dec 3, 2015, 05.21 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Ellen, very much for the great opinion and for such a warm-hearted attitude:-)

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    Dec 3, 2015, 09.46 AMby Beccki

    Beautiful shape, beautiful fit, beautiful skirt.

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    Dec 3, 2015, 07.54 AMby Maria Hayek

    Nice skirt! And blouse! I agree with you, the skirt model is timeless.

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      Dec 3, 2015, 05.18 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much, classic patterns always give good result:-)

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    Dec 2, 2015, 08.52 PMby liliv-1

    1. You just reminded me that I have this impeccable blouse still in my wish list! 2. This a perfect skirt for the season! It’s high waisted, it has a sweet grey color (which matches perfectly with the red rose and the white blouse) and it has pretty sharp pleats. It also makes your waist look so little! There is nothing not to love about this outfit! 3. Thanks also for reminding lazy liliv that there are talented ladies who can make their amazing earrings and they can knit and crochet as well!

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      Dec 3, 2015, 05.17 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      :-)) I love your emotional sparkling comments so much, Liliv:-) They just warm everything and everybody around! If I had known about your reminding list before, I would have made this outfit for the sake of its realisation:-) You just don’t know how much I appreciate all your opinions:-) Thank you, my dear friend:-))

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    Dec 2, 2015, 08.28 PMby floralgirl

    Very nice indeed! I like pleated skirts and high waists. My sisters always teased me I had too many.

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      Dec 3, 2015, 05.09 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thanky very much:-) It is exactly what I do – like to have them many:-)

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    Dec 2, 2015, 07.44 PMby ArcticFoxx

    Very nice! It is very polished looking. I love the length! Too many skirts are cut much too short these days, making them unsuitable for professional, work, or church wear.

    It is lovely!

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      Dec 3, 2015, 05.08 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much:-) Yes, sometimes it is better to make the skirt longer especially if it is made of warm fabric, it is both more practical and not make us look more stout because of thick fabric and the proportions are saved.

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    Dec 2, 2015, 07.39 PMby martinK

    perfect work of sewing!That looks beautiful and elegant.

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    Dec 2, 2015, 07.06 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Beautiful outfit!

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    Dec 2, 2015, 07.04 PMby SueMH

    Very classy.

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