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Happy Birthday!

Added May 19, 2013

by frederi

Never, Netherlan...






The secret project I was working on: a birthday present for my sister. I had to guess her size as I wanted it to be a surprise and – hurray – it fit perfectly! And I think she even likes it…

A pattern from KnipMode" – August 2012, model 13 – which was easy to follow (and It helped that I had made the skirt before – project “Who wants to be a Ballerina”)
The skirt has 6 pleats front and back.
I topstiched the seam, the pockets and the waistband with double thread to make them more prominent.
The flower decorative band was sewn on by hand and I attached a selfmade label to make it all look “real”.

Material Notes

100% Linen from the Boerenbonthal in Amsterdam, Albert Cuyp




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    May 19, 2013, 12.38 PMby skeeler

    Of course she likes it! Well done.

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      May 19, 2013, 12.51 PMby frederi

      Thanks Skeeler!

  • Forburda_large

    May 19, 2013, 12.38 PMby skeeler

    Of course she likes it! Well done.

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    May 19, 2013, 11.04 AMby frederi

    Thank you. I did it for her gladly. You are right though: I was worried about the fit and the size, especially when she said that the worst present she could imagine getting was a hand made skirt too small to fit her. This was said AFTER the skirt had already been finished and present-wrapped! I guess we are both relieved…

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    May 19, 2013, 09.34 AMby liliv-1

    It’s very pretty. How sweet of you to make for your sister a skirt, without even knowing if it would be ok on her body! Just to make it a surprise!

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