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Leftover Houndstooth Skirt

Added Nov 24, 2012

by betterhandmade

Murfreesboro, Te...






So I finished the houndstooth coat for class and because I had to shorten the body pieces I had at least a yard of fabric leftover. I figured I’d make my mom a skirt with it. I used the same skirt pattern from my first class assignment, but added a lining to this one. I wanted each piece to have the pattern on the skirt point down and to the outside, so I had to cut each piece out separately and flip and rotate the fabric. I also added extra seam allowance onto the front so that I could cut it in two pieces and have the design the way I wanted it. I then did a topstitch on both sides of the front center seam. More features include a topstitch I did by hand near the top to keep the facing in place and bar/french tacks to attach the lining to the skirt but still have free movement.

Of course you can find out full details over on my blog

Material Notes

wool blend, polyester lining, zipper




Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Nov 24, 2012, 10.34 AMby frkbustad

    It will make a great outfit together with the houndstooth coat! Looks really good!

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    Nov 24, 2012, 09.39 AMby Mary Athey

    You did a fab job on your mums skirr! i love the back and how you angled it so its a mirror image ..m sure your mum loved it x

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