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Horizontal Stripes - Voluminous Skirt

Added May 16, 2009

by aktivistin

Calgary, Canada






High-waisted full skirt. Horizontal charcoal and white stripes.
This is my first sewing project since Grade 9 Home Ec—it was very easy! The simple instructions made the pattern less intimidating.
I serged all four sides of the 150cm x 50cm rectangle, then did a 2"-wide double hem on for the bottom of the skirt. I used a 1.5"-wide no-roll elastic for the waistband. First I sewed the elastic into a ring. Then I encased the elastic into the waistband as I sewed the waistband/top hem shut. I found this way easier than sewing a top hem, and trying to thread the elastic through a small opening the waistband/top hem.

Material Notes

Medium-weight twill




Garment Type


Pattern by modisten

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    Apr 23, 2011, 07.39 AMby shelley .

    It looks great.

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    May 14, 2010, 08.05 PMby Erin Mabbott

    likes a lot! hahha, with the red stockings/leggings it looks really tim burton style love!

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    Jan 11, 2010, 02.54 AMby lovehoneybird

    I love this! Especially with the pumps :)

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    May 18, 2009, 11.30 AMby Emma (Cotter) O'Connell

    This is a lovely shaped skirt, I have navy mateial and i’ll be making one of these in the near future!

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    May 17, 2009, 08.29 AMby amarie

    ‘Tis the season of stripes I think. Good call on that for a circle skirt. I’ll stop saying I’m going to have to make one because I can’t. Argh! Such is life! Thus I live vicariously through you burdastyle members. Great job on the skirt.

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    May 17, 2009, 04.56 AMby Jodi Wade

    Great skirt. I’m loving stripey fabric at the moment.

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    May 17, 2009, 03.41 AMby mandicoulter

    it looks great!

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