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Green Judy

Added Feb 19, 2009

by ncn6

Ithaca, New York...






I love, love, loved this skirt as soon as I saw it posted online. The idea of using bright, primary colors really appealed to me, so I made my version in teal and lime green. I followed the pattern pretty much straight up for this one, and didn’t have any problems (aside from it taking me a long time to do all those pleats!). I know lots of the comments in the forum suggested that this pattern might not be so flattering to the larger bodied ladies, but I made the largest size available and I think it looks pretty good! I figure if big Scottish dudes can look good in pleats, so can I. I plan on making another one of these as soon as I have a chance to visit a real fabric store and get some nice wool (no fun colors of wool to be had out here in upstate NY…)

Material Notes

Stretch cotton, satin for the edging





Burdastyle for the pattern

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    Nov 26, 2012, 12.20 AMby dnembhard

    I’ve got a fuller figure too, and to see how great it looks on you, makes me even more excited to make one for myself! I love the bright colours and it’s a beautiful skirt.

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    Sep 28, 2011, 02.25 PMby katiehan12

    Whoever said this wouldn’t look good on “larger bodied ladies” hasn’t seen you in this skirt! You look amazing, much much better than big Scottish dudes for sure! :)

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    Mar 17, 2009, 01.03 PMby janedoe-1

    Love the skirt, love it on you! Clothing reflects how we feel. With this skirt, you loved the look, the style and the colour and in the photos you reflect how you feel in it. You wear it with confidence! Many people have to wear clothing to feel confident, YOU are confident and this reflects in this skirt and probably anything you wear! You made the skirt to fit you very well! Congrats! I can hardly wait to see your next creation, this skirt in a wool! Jane

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    Feb 24, 2009, 03.00 PMby kquade

    i’ve got a fuller figure too, and while i loved this pattern i didn’t think it would work on me. perhaps giving it a higher waist would help flatter me. i’m not sure, but i like the lime green on yours, thats my fav color! way to be brave and adventurous!

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    Feb 23, 2009, 11.50 AMby erdronen

    great job on this skirt! i’ve been anxious to see people’s versions! it looks great on you!

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    Feb 20, 2009, 05.32 AMby emlj

    You look great in this!! great choice of colours too :-)

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    Feb 20, 2009, 04.32 AMby theportablekierajamison

    I was bowled over by the pattern too, and you’ve made such a gorgeous version! (They definitely had a Judy Jetson thing going on, right?) I love the teal and the whole green outfit. It’s making me want to put other projects on hold and go find fabric for this skirt. love it. :)

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    Feb 19, 2009, 07.42 PMby effervescence

    I agree with Dressdummy!!!So what’s left for me to say is that you dd a great job!!

    Make a new pics so we can see how Fabulous you are!!

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    Feb 19, 2009, 06.07 PMby dressdummy

    Adorable! You did an awesome job on those pleats and the edging, and on getting a good fit. That’s a busy skirt for anybody’s body; it wants to be the star of the show! Try paring it with a clean-lined solid top and simple (yet fabulous) heels and make those pleats sway!

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    Feb 19, 2009, 05.52 PMby toasterdays

    You look fantastic. I love the colors and you did a great job with the pleats!!!. Beautiful.

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