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Graphic ruffle skirt

Added Jun 29, 2009

by minnietheminks

Thurso, United K...






I love, love, love the Accordian Panel Skirt by Fei on the Anthropologie website but is price and location are not within reach so I decided to sew a similar one up.

I used the basic skirt pattern from SEW U by Wendy Mullen. I made the pleated ruffles by cutting out the front part of the skirt pattern twice and then cutting one of those horizontally into four equal parts. I then lined these for parts, pleated them and attached them to the flat panle that runs down the front of the skirt.

I attached this to the skirt front, sewed the skirt up, sew up my lining, made my facings on the outside and understiched the waist.

It turned out really good and will go great with my grey boots and sloppy cardi or with fancy footwear for a night time outing :)

Material Notes

Not quite sure by syntheic all the way, would have loved to have used silk but no crazy digital prints on silk in the shops here … yet!




Garment Type
Casual, Evening Wear, Other, Punk, Romantic
Polyester, Rayon

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  • Marcymom_110_large

    Nov 24, 2009, 05.15 PMby beaufabulous

    What a beautiful skirt!! The pleats and fabric are brilliant :) I just checked out your other posted projects too, you are awesome!! :) very inspiring!!

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    Sep 9, 2009, 03.37 PMby florean-fortescue

    Very cool, the pleats/ruffles look great

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    Sep 3, 2009, 02.09 PMby motozulli

    You really found the perfect fabric for this skirt!

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    Jul 3, 2009, 02.27 AMby emilykate

    This is A*M*A*Z*I*N*G! I loooooove the fabric. I spend a lot of time snoop-shopping on the Anthropologie website myself :o)

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      Jul 7, 2009, 12.13 AMby minnietheminks

      He he, thank you, yup Anthropologie is so great I always see a million things I like, oh to be rich, just as well I can sew x

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    Jun 30, 2009, 12.21 PMby marmota-b

    I really like the look of the pattern on this… it resembles those collage pictures made from magazine pictures cut into strips and mixed, if you know what I’m talking about. :-) Pretty cool.

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      Jul 7, 2009, 12.11 AMby minnietheminks

      Hiya MarmotaB, I know what you mean, it does look like that :) Thanks very much for your comment x

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    Jun 29, 2009, 09.51 PMby nehmah

    I really like the look of this skirt. You have a good eye for adaptation. Cordially, Nehmah

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      Jul 7, 2009, 12.10 AMby minnietheminks

      Thanks Nehmah, I think I am in love with ruffles at the moment :)

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    Jun 29, 2009, 07.49 AMby victors

    This is amazing! So cool ;)

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      Jun 29, 2009, 09.14 AMby minnietheminks

      Hey victorS thanks for your comment on my skirt :) I think i will have to get a pic of my wearing it somehow.

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