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Flower power batik spring/summer skirt

Added May 2, 2010

by frenchpea

Duffort, France

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Description

I started this skirt a couple of months ago and it has changed so much since it was first born! I loved the fabric print but couldn’t make up my mind what to do with it. I settled on an easy skirt, one piece of fabric, with an elastic waistband and all I had to do was put a lace hem on it. I put it down for maybe three weeks and when I came back to it and tried it on ready to finish the hem, I thought it looked awful!

So, I took it apart completely apart from the hem and started again. I used inspiration several times from the book “Sew what? Skirts!” which I love, and decided to make more of an A line, zipped (really proud of my zip!), fitted skirt with a few embellishments.

I used my seam ripper on this skirt more times than I care to mention! Mostly waistband problems, and eventually added a couple of darts at the front (first ones!) I found some great buttons too with a glittery effect that I wanted to use. So finally, I have a skirt that I am really happy with and that I know I will wear when the weather suits!

Final embellishments: Sparkly buttons, double needle wiggly stitching, lace hem, fitted waistband

Material Notes

Cotton batik print
Buttons
Double needle
Lace strip
Zipper

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Casual, Ethnic
Material
Cotton, Lace/Sequins, Other

Credits

Sew What? Skirts!

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    May 3, 2010, 03.22 AMby cquinn13

    cool fabric, the lace hem is beautiful! nice job :)

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      May 3, 2010, 10.12 AMby frenchpea

      Thank you! I did enjoy it, despite the unpicking ;)

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