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Gaselli Skirt

Added Jan 19, 2012

by applesofavalon

Lincoln, Nebrask...






Readers of the Orphan Tales books will appreciate the title of this skirt. In Catherynne M. Valente’s book The Orphan Tales, Vol. II: In the Cities of Coin and Spice, there live these faun-like creatures who lure humans to their dances from which they never return. A bit of a morbid name for a skirt but I was definitely inspired by the book to name it after them.

I used BurdaStyle’s Linda pattern. Due to the very stretchy nature of the fabric I inserted elastic through the waistband for a better fit (plus I hate zippers :P). I also shortened by a couple inches.

I really love wearing this skirt! And at a total cost of about $3, makes it a very welcome addition to my closet. I had wanted to get some great outdoor photos of it but it being all of 8 degrees today, I’m going to stay inside! Have a good day everyone!

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Material Notes

Stretchy crinkle cotton, elastic




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual

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    Feb 28, 2012, 04.10 AMby Tiffany Jones-Toubeaux

    Oh, I loved those books! This skirt is a really nice reminder of the story. Very nice!

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      Feb 29, 2012, 01.28 AMby applesofavalon

      Thanks! I can’t help but dance when I wear it!

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    Jan 22, 2012, 08.31 PMby sarscam1

    That has a really nice fit, which can be tricky with skirts. :)

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      Jan 22, 2012, 11.39 PMby applesofavalon

      Thank you! Thank goodness for elastic too! :P

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    Jan 21, 2012, 03.47 PMby Smiley100

    Beautiful! I like such skirts very much!!

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    Jan 20, 2012, 07.09 AMby kihli

    I don’t know the book, but like your skirt! It must be great for dancing!

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      Jan 20, 2012, 03.18 PMby applesofavalon

      Thanks! It is great for dancing! Haven’t really had an occasion except in the aisles of the grocery store yet though! :P

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