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Jewel Skirt

Added Dec 19, 2010

by madebymeg

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I wanted a new skirt in a bright color and trendy shape for work. I made it just in time for the office holiday party. It fits above the hips and is hemmed to just above the knee. Not particularly creative on my part (see the picture for the Marie skirt and you’ll see that mine is quite similar), but this may be one of the first times in my life I’ve actually followed pattern instructions, so I should get points for that.

That said, the pattern instructions are unintelligible, so I believe I was following the intended instructions but can’t be sure. I’ve also noticed that the folks at BurdaStyle often put belts around problematic waist lines (for the Maire they used some kind of rope), and from the pictures of finished projects I didn’t like the flat part of the dress where the pleats meet the waistline. Soooo, I borrowed from Simplicity’s new skirt pattern and added a little tie at the front. I’m quite pleased with the results. I also pulled off my first ever lapped zipper using my technique (yes, I created my own instructions from sewing class just so that I could follow them later).

What I really liked about this pattern, unlike other printable patterns, is that it took only 8 pages to print, as the front and back are cut in the same shape. This is how ALL printable patterns should work. Otherwise, they should just come from the store.




Garment Type
Classic, Preppy, Romantic

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    Apr 9, 2012, 01.30 PMby surfjewels

    Cute skirt, the colour looks gd too.

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    Jan 21, 2011, 11.03 AMby crazyfool

    I really like your skirt . Is it Duponi Silk ? I have just downloaded this pattern and I’m considering Duponi SIlk too , did you use a lining ?

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      Jan 21, 2011, 06.28 PMby madebymeg

      no lining, just a quick little skirt. i finished everything with french seams though so that there would be no unraveling ends. the duponi silk is marvelous—very light and yet still holds its shape :)

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    Dec 21, 2010, 12.08 AMby Daniel Parker

    Loving this! great color

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    Dec 20, 2010, 06.19 PMby lienepien

    Like the skirt! I download the pattern also but not yet started and I also do not really understand the instructions!

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    Dec 19, 2010, 09.19 PMby sarsaparilla

    Great skirt! I completely agree with you about the instructions – I had no idea what they were talking about half the time! Love the tie at the front :)

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    Dec 19, 2010, 06.33 PMby aleah

    I love the color! I want one just like it.

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    Dec 19, 2010, 03.51 PMby winslow

    So pretty!

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    Dec 19, 2010, 01.31 PMby Sewing And Style

    i really like this

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    Dec 19, 2010, 01.30 AMby kimboat

    very pretty color!

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