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Marie of sorts

Added May 26, 2012

by FloreK

Utrecht, Netherl...






My first garment! Have worn it twice now and have gotten a number of compliments and I have to say, it’s a great feeling when someone walks up to you and says “nice skirt!”, but it just feels a hundred times better when you made it yourself!

This is my riff on the Marie pattern, of which I liked the front, but I was afraid the pleats in the back would add volume to places where no extra volume is required. I also wanted pockets in the side seams and didn’t know how to combine them with a side zipper, so I decided to fold the pattern on the pleats and cut that shape for the back. I didn’t cut it on the fold, but added seam allowances to the centre and cut two back pieces.
Not too confident about using my machine on the zipper I choose to use an exposed, handpicked zipper and I really like it, since the stitches are almost invisible in the pattern of the fabric.
I didn’t like the feeling of the polyester shell fabric on my legs and was afraid it would not move smoothly over leggings or thights, so I fully lined the skirt and attached the lining onto the hem facings by hand.

Material Notes

Shell: black/hot pink houndstooth terlenka, 100% polyester
Lining + pockets: Black 100% cotton lining fabric




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Cotton, Polyester

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    Jan 18, 2013, 08.03 AMby mskelly

    Really great job I too have made this skirt in the past and had a side zipper and pleats at the back, starting thinking I’m moving the zipper and losing the back pleats ! Glad I have seen your version and that it works better with the amendments good job. Been inspired to make another

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    Dec 4, 2012, 11.04 AMby Gigileinchen

    wow, this looks soo great! I have the same doubts about the back as you had, and as I am a total novice, perhaps you could explain to me how you created that super sexy back side?? :) I think that would help me so much!

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    Jun 4, 2012, 05.58 AMby Isabel Alexander

    It’s very neat for a first garment. =]

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    May 27, 2012, 06.07 AMby mmmicahmmm

    So lovely!! Great job.. :)

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      May 28, 2012, 04.37 PMby FloreK

      Thank you!

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