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Flower power batik spring/summer skirt

Added May 2, 2010

by frenchpea

Duffort, France






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
Double needle
Lace strip




Garment Type
Casual, Ethnic
Cotton, Lace/Sequins, Other


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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