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Equus Quagga

Added May 31, 2011

by misslivia

Ellensburg, Wash...






This is fun skirt made from a what appears to be a double weave jacquard fabric – the front and backsides of the material are both finished and can be used as the fashion fabric side of a garment. I just used one side and created this high waisted skirt. Let me tell you – it is super difficult to figure out what to pair with the skirt! I don’t really have khaki shirts, and anything else kind of looks weird. This white shirt did okay, I think because we paired with the necklace – but what would you wear with it? I love the shape of the skirt, there are four pleats in the front and in the back and the waistband is finished with green piping. The overall shape is slightly tulip-like, I made it last summer when that shape was super-trendy! It is a self-drafted pattern :) The material could be cotton, but I can’t remember. All I know is it was on a super-sale so I bought a couple of yards!

Milo (our cat) ran into quite a number of pictures, so I thought she could be included :)




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Cotton, Other

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    Apr 12, 2012, 10.56 PMby NeederMoo

    I love it! Milo goes with it! :)

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    Jun 7, 2011, 07.24 PMby oopsitssierralu

    The best things are always hard to match with…

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    Jun 7, 2011, 04.49 PMby Megan Richards

    So fun! You always have the coolest projects :)

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    Jun 7, 2011, 10.05 AMby FashionSewingBlog

    A beautiful skirt and congratulations on how well its made. I agree with you about the choice of top, I would recommend a black fitted turtle neck sweater because this will give a more even proportion and balance look to your body shape. After all, the skirt is the star of the show and you have the look to carry it off.

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    Jun 6, 2011, 04.31 PMby emmyjane

    It looks like the sort of thing you could buy in a shop xx I’ve never seen anything handmade look so beautiful xx Welldone :D

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    Jun 6, 2011, 10.55 AMby sewingfan1

    It’s really stylish, very nice. Think you did the right thing wearing a close fitting top with it, vests, tshirts or strapless tops would all work well. Cerise sounds good, I bet bright strong yellow or orange if you can find your shade, creamy beige, white all should work with it :-)

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    Jun 6, 2011, 10.41 AMby Laura Bolčina

    Lovely! Looks really well made!

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    Jun 5, 2011, 09.33 PMby rwest1014

    i just gasped! fantastic!!!!

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    Jun 5, 2011, 08.06 PMby suechtique

    love love it!! pefectly fit on you.

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    Jun 5, 2011, 07.37 PMby starrbegley

    fabulous! i love the ultra high waist. i think the white looks perfect with it. i also liked the comment of a bright pink for statement. I think if i did pair it with a color I’d go with a bold fushia, tho the white is my fave. black would also work, of course, but i think it would look more like a dress when worn that way. I’m not very curvy, so I have a hard time pulling off the style, but this is so cute I may give it another shot! Thanks for sharing. great inspiration.

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    Jun 5, 2011, 05.02 PMby Bianca Dalton

    Love it!!!

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    Jun 5, 2011, 03.41 PMby Tokie Ang

    so pretty!! :D

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    Jun 5, 2011, 03.41 PMby Tokie Ang

    so pretty!! :D

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    Jun 5, 2011, 01.55 PMby himechan

    Apt naming :)

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    Jun 5, 2011, 01.55 PMby himechan

    Apt naming :)

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    Jun 5, 2011, 09.36 AMby milka83

    i like it, so great …

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    Jun 4, 2011, 08.34 PMby pumpkinpatches

    wow! totally amazing. great job

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    Jun 4, 2011, 06.42 PMby iin

    thats skirt pretty amaz…love the shape like a bell look perfect to you.

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    Jun 4, 2011, 05.23 AMby isisandra

    i would probably wear it with a lace or sheer color that pick up the colors or to be bold maybe a pink/ coral.

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    Jun 4, 2011, 12.20 AMby kelepso

    Wow! What a beautiful skirt!

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    Jun 3, 2011, 07.43 PMby vivaladiy

    How lovely!

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    Jun 3, 2011, 06.07 PMby aleah

    Probably one of the best skirts I’ve seen here on Burda. Haha, I can see how it’s tricky to find something that goes with it. It looks very professional and… great. Really, it looks like you bought it. I wish I had the patience! GREAT job!

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    Jun 3, 2011, 04.16 PMby daughterfish

    This is a great skirt! At first I thought your cat’s fur was the inspiration, since they’re both stripe-y. Love it and it looks great on you!

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    May 31, 2011, 09.50 PMby peaches2218

    The detailing is great. I wish I could make myself plan far enough ahead to include those little details. The pleats create a great shape and a lot of visual interest. Plain and simple is essential for pairing with such a crazy pattern.

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    May 31, 2011, 07.48 PMby origanimal

    que bello detalle el de la cintura… y tu gatito es muy estiloso :D

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    May 31, 2011, 01.28 PMby 20beverly08

    smart cat—he knows a great striped skirt when he sees one. It reminds him of his own stripes! great job! beautiful skirt and beautiful cat! Is this your own pattern?

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      May 31, 2011, 10.05 PMby misslivia

      Yep! I made the pattern :)

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    May 31, 2011, 10.33 AMby amandaloschiavo

    i love this :) did you make a pattern for it??

    you could always do a black tank top and wear some black riding boots :)

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      May 31, 2011, 10.05 PMby misslivia

      The black may work, I’ll have to try it! Yes, the pattern is one I developed out of my sloper, but I think Simplicity (or some other brand) has a ready-made pattern that is similar.

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    May 31, 2011, 06.01 AMby mixtlii

    maybe a nude color shirt? Like the beige on the skirt? That’s tough… But the skirt is cool!

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    May 31, 2011, 05.16 AMby janene

    This is so lovely. Such a lovely shape and finished so well. Great print on the fabric…. inspired by Milo?! ;-)

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      May 31, 2011, 07.39 AMby misslivia

      You’re right! I just noticed that the stripes on Milo mirror the skirts stripes :)

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    May 31, 2011, 02.21 AMby Priscilla Folley

    It looks VERY well made!

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      May 31, 2011, 07.40 AMby misslivia

      thanks! I appreciate well-constructed garments so I try to do the same when I make things (though sometimes I rush and cut corners…. :) )

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