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Lady in Turquoise

Added Sep 1, 2013

by Oksana Starz...

Mykolayv, Ukraine






As soon as I saw this skirt, it was clear that the pattern was made right for me, no doubt (before sewing):-) I only coudn’t find the fabric that would be not very thin, well-draped, have nice colour, good for summer/ early autumn/late spring and match at least something in my wardrobe… :)
But when I started sewing some question appeared: how to put it on without a zipper; and if it stretches enough to dress without a zipper, how the top edge will look after some wearing. I read what the girls wrote here about their projects and their dilemmas were the same. Simple skirt with many questions:)
So, I put the zipper in – to have it in the right side is less evil than to have shapeless sagged and stretched top edge when wearing.
When you choose what size to make, I recommend to combine two sizes – yours for the right side and one size bigger for the draped left side( at least for the waist) because the draping gives 1.5 cm thickness for the left seam. And the first two pleats of draping are on your waist.
9 cm for the one-piece band is too much – I made 7 cm. The top edge of the skirt is processed with facing and interfacing to get some stiffness otherwise it doesn’t keep the shape and become wrinkled.
But the skirt is really nice and pretty comfortable! I love it and me in it, too:-)
The blouse isn’t new but one of my favourite – from Burda 3/2005, #105.
The top is from Diana Modern (Ukrainian edition) 5/2013, #37.

Material Notes

Thick viscose jersey for a skirt and thin – for the top.
The blouse made of organza.




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Classic, Romantic, Vintage

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    Sep 15, 2016, 07.14 PMby EdieWalicki

    This is beautiful Oksana. Great colors and most beautiful with your simpler top. Here in Kauai I struggle finding the right fabric for this skirt. It needs enough body to show the drape and to skim the curves without sticking to every bulge. I will use your advice of the zipper and adjusting the band to 7cm. Thank you for your expertise!

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      Oct 31, 2016, 06.32 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you for the compliment and you are welcome, I am glad to be helpful:-)

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    Sep 16, 2013, 08.11 PMby SassyT

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    Sep 10, 2013, 07.06 PMby sunriseruby

    What a beautiful skirt! So feminine on you! You inspired me to look at that pattern one more time and to make it :-D

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      Sep 11, 2013, 04.48 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much and I’m glad that it can be inspiring: a lot of other nice crafers here inspired me to display my works. And as for the skirt, it’s really worthy making. Now, after some time of wearing it, I can say that it’s comfortable but it’s important to define right width of waist:)

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    Sep 5, 2013, 09.13 AMby liliv-1

    Oh, this is STYLISH!! You elevated the pattern very high!

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      Sep 5, 2013, 01.48 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much: you always have some special note:)

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    Sep 4, 2013, 09.33 PMby sweetcherritree

    Love that outfit!!… that skirt is gorgeous.

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    Sep 4, 2013, 09.11 PMby kstyled

    I am loving this skirt !!!!

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    Sep 2, 2013, 09.58 PMby huff

    That skirt is gorgeous! Such a beautiful colour and the shape is fantastic on you.

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    Sep 2, 2013, 09.52 AMby Brahdelt

    I liked the skirt when I saw the pattern in Burda but now I’m completely in love with your version – the colour, the shape, everything is perfect!

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      Sep 2, 2013, 01.22 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much: the pattern is flattering for the girls with curves:-)

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    Sep 2, 2013, 06.56 AMby leokadia

    Zwei tolle Outfits! Der Rock unterstreicht die Kurven wunderbar. Gefällt mir alles sehr gut! Viel Freude damit!

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      Sep 2, 2013, 01.20 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much: sometimes curves are really look well:-)

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    Sep 2, 2013, 03.58 AMby jenss-1

    The skirt fits you perfectly and looks beautiful! I’ve been thinking about this pattern for awhile too—thank you for explaining your process.

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    Sep 2, 2013, 02.09 AMby thewallinna

    The skirt looks a-ma-zing on you! Such a great fit! But when This skirt was on my sewing list since I received the issue but I had exactly the same questions as you! So I appreciate your explanations about the right and left sides.

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      Sep 2, 2013, 01.18 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much! I guess it depends a lot on your figure and the chosen fabric: if it is very stretching you shouldn’t cut the sides in different way.

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    Sep 1, 2013, 09.17 PMby soozy

    I love this skirt on you. I like it the most with the top. I think it would suit you even better if you would shorten the skirt just a little bit.

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      Sep 2, 2013, 01.16 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much! Maybe you are right as for the length but I think if it is shorter, my hips will look wider although for right proportions it would be not bad.

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    Sep 1, 2013, 07.35 PMby SassyT

    Love this skirt pattern and yours is absolutely stunning! https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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    Sep 1, 2013, 05.55 PMby kisses

    Lovely outfit..the blouse works very well with the skirt

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    Sep 1, 2013, 03.05 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Just lovely! I would very much like to have a skirt like this! :))

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      Sep 1, 2013, 03.27 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much and I’m sure you would look lovely in it too:-)

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    Sep 1, 2013, 01.03 PMby ronnielee

    Wow this outfit it absolutely gorgeous! Somehow this skirt pattern missed my radar, it’s on the list now!

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    Sep 1, 2013, 11.08 AMby Mary Athey

    Oh Wow oksana i love this skirt. I loved it as soon as i saw it at well but i.hav’nt got round to making it yet. This is stunning on you. I love the colour and it fits you perfectly. The blouse and top are gorgeous as well. well done on three fabulous things x

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      Sep 1, 2013, 01.05 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Mary, very much for a nice compliment. The skirt is really the thing can’t but do-)

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