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Hannah's red Vanessa

Added May 11, 2009

by hannnc

Newcastle, Austr...






I enjoyed making my first skirt, though it is a bit big and sits lower than intended. I did this to learn pleating, very interesting to make!

The instructions for this, in my opinion, need alot of improvement. There is little direction in how to do the pleats and when to hem – the pictures say more than the words! I’ll help anyone needing it :)

Material Notes

It has a slanted grain, almost like corduroy, and has some weight to it.
Button, Invis Zip, Checked cotton,




Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic
Corduroy, Cotton

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    Nov 19, 2010, 01.28 AMby peaches2218

    This version is just gorgeous. It makes me want to make this skirt.

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    Oct 1, 2010, 11.49 AMby possumnz

    Your skirt looks fab!

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    Mar 23, 2010, 11.32 PMby normalgirl

    super cute!! love the extra detail in the pleat

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    Oct 10, 2009, 02.55 PMby thirtydaysseptember

    Your skirt looks great! I’m starting this one now, and I see what you mean about the instructions. I already have questions. For one, what is going on with pattern piece number 4 (back right side) and the two cut/seam lines (seam number 3) for the side seam? Also, I’m 5’1" and always have to shorten patterns – but there are no shorten/lengthen lines on this pattern – did you change the length of yours?

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    Jul 24, 2009, 06.10 PMby jmgordon52

    Love the red and the pleats!!

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    May 14, 2009, 07.34 PMby dressdummy

    Beautifully made, and that’s just the most gorgeous red!

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    May 13, 2009, 09.53 AMby dianacirne

    Love this one!!! This red is beautiful! And is so well made. Cong!

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    May 12, 2009, 07.38 AMby djoule

    Very nice dress !! I really like the colour too!

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    May 12, 2009, 01.23 AMby kosmika

    so you finished your unfinished project! ;) it turned out really nice, i like it very much (and I love red!)

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    May 12, 2009, 12.43 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    very nice. i really like the colour…i shall add this pattern to my to-do-list:)

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    May 11, 2009, 11.33 PMby skate

    Wow! I love it! Looks fantatic!

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