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Added Feb 8, 2010

by nettevivante

Nordrhein Westfa...






This is a skirt I actually finished last month already, but had no time to upload. Here it goes! :)
The fabric is wool and very soft and warm. I like the color a lot because it is so feminine (hope that this will show up on the photos, it is a dark ros/apricot). I did not need a pattern for this one. Everything is made out of rectangles! The waistband, the skirt and even the bow!

Material Notes

wool, zipper, 2 small snap fastener




Garment Type
Romantic, Vintage

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    Feb 17, 2012, 09.27 PMby LouisaLoves

    This is really cute. The material make it look more expensive.

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    Apr 8, 2011, 04.59 PMby tirrs

    wow, it’s loks amazing. great job!

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    Jul 19, 2010, 04.08 PMby laura oprea

    Beautiful skirt. Love the back bow, it’s a great idea :)

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    Jul 3, 2010, 06.57 PMby leahfranqui

    This is insanely cute! I can’t wait to make one!

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    Jun 11, 2010, 06.58 AMby thed4ydre4mer

    It’s adorable. I tried to make the Linda skirt ages ago and eventually gave up, but you’ve inspired me to re-attempt it. Add a wider yoke, and a bow. Now why didn’t I think of that? _

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    Mar 13, 2010, 09.35 AMby Anaya Dodge

    This is gorgeous! I have had something similar to this in my head for a while and now I have to courage to give it a go! Thank you!

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      Mar 13, 2010, 09.45 AMby nettevivante

      Thank you. You are welcome! Let me know, when you finish your project! I am curious about what you will make!

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    Mar 8, 2010, 01.52 AMby txlibrarian

    Love this! Very inspiring — gives me hope that I can create a skirt on my own without a pattern!

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    Mar 3, 2010, 09.13 AMby alivia

    veeeery cute!

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    Feb 24, 2010, 01.31 AMby moestockinger

    This is adorable! I love it!

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    Feb 17, 2010, 02.34 AMby tiffatron

    this is so lovely! thanks catchannette ♥

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    Feb 16, 2010, 09.25 PMby lizzie225

    this is so very sweet, i love it!

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    Feb 14, 2010, 10.11 PMby bjorgg

    Like your skirt, very cute

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    Feb 14, 2010, 02.58 AMby alekat

    marvallous! i like this very much, especially the bow and and fabric and pretty much the whole thing! good work

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    Feb 10, 2010, 11.48 PMby lepetithoot

    What parts of your body did you measure to come up with your pattern sizes? Waist and hip? And how did you know how much extra to add for the gathering around the waist? I appreciate your help!

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      Feb 11, 2010, 02.23 PMby nettevivante

      That is right! You need to measure your waist for the waistband. But consider that the waistband is about 10cm wide, so maybe you should take the largest measurement, if you do not use some stretch fabric. (for breathing) :)
      Then you need to add some allowance for the zipper. I usually cut pieces a little larger. You can always adjust afterwards.
      For the gathering I actually did not know how much extra would be appropriate and I am glad that it turned out, the way it has! ;)
      A little hint: My hip is about 90cm and I cut the skirt piece 155cm in width. I guess, a minimum of 1.5 time your hip size should be good. The wider you make it the more gathering you will get.
      I hope this was helpful!
      Do not hesitate to ask again! :)

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      Feb 11, 2010, 09.44 PMby lepetithoot

      Oooooh, very helpful! :) I appreciate you offering your help. I love your stuff! So, so cute!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 05.25 PMby nettevivante

    Thanks to you all so, so much for your lovely comments. I always appreciate them and they make me very happy! ♥

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    Feb 9, 2010, 10.19 PMby seemane

    This is so sweet – I’m thinking it’s look great for summer in a polka-dot patterned fabric!

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    Feb 9, 2010, 07.10 PMby carottesauvage

    Exquisite detail, your triangles kick ass!

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    Feb 9, 2010, 02.52 PMby gonnange

    i LOVE the bow idea! it adds such a great touch to the skirt! you’ve done a wonderful job :D

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    Feb 9, 2010, 01.48 PMby calicocouture

    How cute! I love the bow idea. I may have to steal it for the summer skirts I want to make. ;)

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      Feb 9, 2010, 08.20 PMby nettevivante

      haha…that is not stealing!
      I would really appreciate that! :)

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    Feb 9, 2010, 12.40 PMby elegantmusings

    So, so cute! I just love the back bow—what a lovely idea!

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    Feb 8, 2010, 11.29 PMby jeffrey

    I love the style

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    Feb 8, 2010, 11.10 PMby szarlotka

    So beautiful… <3

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    Feb 8, 2010, 08.23 PMby ginasophia

    very beautiful!

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    Feb 8, 2010, 07.36 PMby susanne2011

    Very cool, love it!

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    Feb 8, 2010, 06.37 PMby jennwhisper

    Bold bow! lovely!!!

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    Feb 8, 2010, 04.32 PMby fairytale-thirteen


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    Feb 8, 2010, 12.43 PMby jambrigid

    beautiful, I love it!

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    Feb 8, 2010, 12.08 PMby sandoz18

    So feminine and modern but with a darling retro feel! I’d love a how-to on the bow.

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      Feb 8, 2010, 01.02 PMby nettevivante

      No problem! :)
      Give me about a week or two, as I am quite busy at the moment. I will let you know as soon as I upload a how-to!

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      Feb 8, 2010, 09.10 PMby sandoz18

      That would be great!!!

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      Feb 10, 2010, 11.12 PMby nettevivante

      Just wanted to let you know, that I was able to find a little time (by sleeping less)! :)
      I have just uploaded the “how to” for the bow. You can see it in my studio or the learning section. Hope you will enjoy it!

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      Feb 11, 2010, 12.24 AMby sandoz18

      Thank you, thank you! I’m sure I’m not the only one who will appreciate it!! :)

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    Feb 8, 2010, 10.33 AMby ailuja

    such a sweet skirt!

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    Feb 8, 2010, 10.32 AMby sewella

    It looks lovely! I am also intrigued by the bow and the zipper!

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      Feb 8, 2010, 12.46 PMby nettevivante

      Thank you!
      Actually, the solution is quite practical and I guess not very professional. The bow is stitched on the waistband only on the right hand side. For the other side I used small snap-fastener. ;)

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      Feb 8, 2010, 12.57 PMby sewella

      Oh, what a clever idea! I like it!

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