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Fun checkered skirt

Added Nov 9, 2015

by Maria Hayek

Asker, Norway






After all the hard work and frustration with the leather vest, and to bring back my enthusiasm for sewing, I made myself a little fun skirt from the leftovers from Aurelia’s dress
I was inspired by the handkerchief skirt, and wanted make a skirt with only the handkerchief bit. But the material bits I had weren’t enough, so I used that idea for the bottom of the skirt, the upper part is the mini skirt shortened.
Again due to limited amounts of material and the challenge of checks, I had to improvise with the waistline bit. My stash revealed a bit of tulle of matching turquoise color to that on the checkered material, so I used a double layer of it on a base of light denim for that and I think it looks quite good.
I didn’t line the skirt, just made facings at the waist.
I’ve already worn this to work today (we have no dress code :) ) and I love it! It’s comfortable and as light as a feather, definitely a winter favorite!

Material Notes

The checkered fabric is a wool/polyester blend.
The waist is tulle sewed on cotton denim




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Punk
Blends, Wool

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    Nov 17, 2015, 02.41 AMby sewing fanatic

    that skirt looks amazing, i really like it =D

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      Nov 17, 2015, 06.19 AMby Maria Hayek

      Glad to hear that :D I like wearing it :D

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    Nov 15, 2015, 10.35 PMby tigger0580

    Your effort was worth it. It is a cool skirt :-))

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    Nov 11, 2015, 03.06 AMby RedBelka

    Very cute skirt! The vest and the skirt go very well together.

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      Nov 11, 2015, 07.34 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thanks Olga :) That was kinda what I had in mind when I started on the skirt

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    Nov 10, 2015, 07.30 PMby liliv-1

    Your little skirt is super cute!!

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    Nov 10, 2015, 08.27 AMby bellifontaine

    Such a bright and cool skirt. Plaids look great in the fall and I am sure you will enjoy it a lot this season..)) Love the idea with matching tulle!

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      Nov 10, 2015, 09.13 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Ekaterina. Nice to hear you like it :)

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    Nov 9, 2015, 10.15 PMby Beccki

    really cool design, i like it a lot.

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      Nov 9, 2015, 10.29 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Beccki. Nice to hear you like it :)

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    Nov 9, 2015, 10.06 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Stilig! Veldig fint skjørt! :)

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      Nov 9, 2015, 10.29 PMby Maria Hayek

      Tusen takk Ellen! Jeg er ganske fornøyd med den selv :)

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