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Eye Spy Scuba Skirt

Added Sep 20, 2014

by saxsilverain

Espoo, Finland






this was my first time working with scuba fabric. i’m not sure what the differences are, but i somehow believe that scuba = neoprene = bodycon. basically it’s like lycra jersey/knit but thicker. because it’s thicker, it’s easy to sew. and it also has the sturdiness like cotton fabric compared to the usual lycra jersey. but still, it’s stretchy so for example, i didn’t even need to put any zipper or elastic band on the skirt, even though it’s tight-fit on the waist.

at first, i was tempted to make the skirt into a full circle. but then i thought it would be too easy. :p so i started to look for inspirations. i decided to add circle godets to a basic A-line skirt. for the basic skirt pattern, i used Burda Style’s pattern no. 126 from their 12/2013 magazine.

for the hem, i didn’t even sew it at all. it’s enough if you can cut it neatly, because another plus point for scuba fabric is that they don’t fray.

also posted on my blog

Material Notes

about 1,3 m of scuba fabric (140 cm wide).




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type

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    Oct 3, 2014, 07.31 AMby loulourosa

    very cool this skirt, and a fun print! where did you get that fabric? I haven’t seen it in stores in belgium,…

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      Oct 3, 2014, 07.04 PMby saxsilverain

      many thanks, Loulourosa!
      i got the fabric from a local fabric store in Finland, it was at a special section where they sell fabrics in pieces by their weight. i love shopping at that section because the fabrics are one of a kind, you can’t really find it anywhere else. :D this one was already cut in a 1,3 m size, and at 25€/kg it costs around 12€. it was the only piece with that print, so of course i had to buy it. :D

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    Sep 20, 2014, 08.20 PMby Mary Athey

    Eye eye!! Love this skirt. I am mad about scuba fabric and I totally agree with you on the ease of sewing with it. Your skirt is fabulous and fun and what brilliant fabric x

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      Sep 21, 2014, 06.59 AMby saxsilverain

      yay, another scuba lover! thanks a lot for your lovely comment, Mary! i can’t wait to get my hands on another scuba fabric, lol!

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    Sep 20, 2014, 07.49 PMby camis

    What a fun fabric! And is that the sister of my dress form that you are dancing with over there?

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      Sep 21, 2014, 06.58 AMby saxsilverain

      thanks! and that lovely “lady” is my double, so yes i think it may be the long lost sister of your dress form. :D

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    Sep 20, 2014, 07.30 PMby liliv-1

    I totally love this! And I will steal your idea of the circle godets if you don’t mind of course! :)

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      Sep 21, 2014, 06.57 AMby saxsilverain

      thank you, and of course you may, liliv!! i’m sure you will rock the look better! ;)

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    Sep 20, 2014, 05.36 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wow! This is really Eye-catching!! :-) Great style – very Fun and Sporty! :)

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      Sep 21, 2014, 06.56 AMby saxsilverain

      thanks, Ellen! that’s the idea, to be eye-catching, lol! :D

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