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bright red smocked skirt

Added Apr 18, 2011

by rensz

The Hague, Nethe...






The pattern of this skirt is hardly a pattern, it’s just a rectangular piece of fabric, with the length being twice your waist circumference. The width of your fabiric will be the length of the skirt. The skirt closes with a zipper, because the smocked waistband is not elastic. The waistband is the special part of this skirt, for a full smocking explanation/tutorial either take a look at my blog or at the technique I added.
I you want to make a similar skirt, I would recommend you to put the zipper in first and then start the smocking. I did it the other way around because I was too curious about the end result, but starting with the zipper is easier.

Pictures were taken by Eelke Dekker

Material Notes

I used a simple cotton, but it can be any other fabric you think will work.



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    Apr 19, 2011, 03.58 PMby Mauricia Bento

    love the photos! and the skirt doesn’t go under the quality!! nice work!

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    Apr 19, 2011, 02.42 PMby daughterfish

    Great job! And the pictures are awesome!

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    Apr 19, 2011, 02.14 PMby sisterkristen

    Great photos!

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    Apr 19, 2011, 11.27 AMby hdk100

    Wonderful work! And I also love the pictures!!

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    Apr 18, 2011, 06.43 PMby dadaist

    Simple yet elegant skirt! I loved the photos. You must have spotted such an atmospheric place in Den Haag. Perspective and the evening light in the first snapshot looks stunningly beautiful :-)

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      Apr 19, 2011, 04.37 PMby rensz

      you’re right, the pictures were taken at the Beatrixlaan in Den Haag, during the last hour of daylight. Pictures are taken by Eelke, who wrote a nice blogpost about the making of these pictures here

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