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Denim Tulip Skirt

Added Aug 7, 2009

by floatingworld

Sydney, Australia






Tulip Skirt from Jenny Gordy’s pattern in Stitch Magazine (more details and errata here).

The tulip skirt is done, and I love how it turned out. It’s comfortable, flattering and I like the details. It was fun to sew, too, because there were several new-to-me things (like plackets) to make it interesting, but overall the pattern was very simple and easy to follow. I especially like the tie at the waist, and the higher waistband. I usually wear skirts around my hips, so this feels very smart and grown up. And there was no zipper, which is fabulous, because zippers are my #1 most commonly botched sewing thing.

Material Notes

Denim from Spotlight. Red Gutermann topstitching thread. Wooden buttons (vintage) from the button shop in The Rocks, Sydney.




Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    Jan 17, 2011, 07.52 PMby mishmosh04

    Hey, i love your skirt. I just clicked on your link but the page cannot be found.

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    Nov 10, 2009, 01.00 AMby pushchairpolly

    Hey I love your skirt. I have also started making it. I’m up to joining the skirt to the waist band – did you find that you had a lot of extra fabric on the waistband after you took the pleats in? Any help appreciated ;0)

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    Aug 31, 2009, 10.01 PMby christine-1

    I love the colour of denim you chose and the contrasting red thread. I’m just finishing this skirt (currently buttenholing, argh!) in a lighter denim, but I’m afraid I like yours a tiny bit better!

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    Aug 7, 2009, 11.10 AMby sandramary

    This is great as well! Can you come and sew up my summer wardrobe please! I have a 2.5 year old toddler who won’t let me near the machine!

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