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Flirty Skirty Stripes

Added Feb 2, 2012

by JuliaBobbin

Melbourne, Austr...






And so my love affair with stripes begins.

This skirt is made with cotton drill fabric, and is pulled in at the waist with my favourite, an elasticised waist band.

When I like something I go a little nuts, and stripes are my latest obsession. Crossing the road at Zebra crossings are now giving me all sorts of thrills. And don’t even get me started on liquorice all-sorts.

A simple skirt but oh-so-satisfying.

More photos and nonsense at my blog JuliaBobbin


Garment Type
Casual, Romantic

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    Feb 3, 2012, 06.07 AMby frkbustad

    Looks great on you! Stripes are fun!

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    Feb 2, 2012, 05.27 PMby luxperdiem

    Really cute! I wish I had the body to pull off something like this.

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    Feb 2, 2012, 03.47 PMby tirrs

    great job

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    Feb 2, 2012, 02.47 PMby patti-r

    Love It!!!

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    Feb 2, 2012, 10.15 AMby Redsonia

    Julia, I love your style and your personality. I wish you live near me and be my friend!

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      Feb 3, 2012, 05.28 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Ha! Thanks Redsonia! It’d be so fun to be neighbours with another sewing pal!
      I do have an Italian passport as well as an Australian you know, so I should really come and visit some day!

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      Feb 3, 2012, 09.09 PMby Redsonia

      Oh really? Actually you have this mediterranean beauty of Italian women. Anyway, if you decide to come to Italy, I’ll be honored to show you around the city and bring to my favourite fabric shop. My name is also Julia. Ciao ciao

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    Feb 2, 2012, 09.04 AMby martinK

    Again a typical Julia-skirt and the fotos come direct from a fashion foto shoot. I like it!

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      Feb 2, 2012, 09.25 AMby JuliaBobbin

      You are too kind, thank you Marin! x

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    Feb 2, 2012, 08.41 AMby joost52

    Wrapping your bum in horizontal stripes sound like every woman’s nightmare. Thanks for proving once and for all that horizontal rocks :) Out of curiosity, how many darts are there? I seem to spot 4 in the front. Does that mean there are 8? I’m curious because the skirt is fairly tapered, yet somehow you managed to keep the stripes aligned. So that makes me wonder about the darts. Also, is this an elastic fabric? Because if the fabric isn’t elastic, there would be no point in using your trademark elastic waistband would there? Anyway, I find it hard to imagine how you manage to have such a high output, but I’m not complaining!

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      Feb 2, 2012, 09.25 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Thanks Joost you are so lovely!
      You are right there are four darts in the front but only two at the back. The darts are quite narrow so that they don’t disrupt the stripes too much.
      Secondly the fabric is 100% cotton; it’s only the waist band that is elastic. The thick stripes help to add the look of shape to the skirt and the elastic does wonders for emphasising the smallness of the waist.
      Thanks so much for commenting! :)

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