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Marina's High-waist Floral Skirt

Added Aug 22, 2010

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






Let us introduce to you Marina, a soon-to-be high school senior with more sophistication and style than I’ve seen in a girl her age— and she’s really sweet too. Marina interned for us during two crazy weeks at BurdaStyle, during which 5 photo shoots took place amongst other projects for our book in progress.
In a moment of downtime Marina showed us a truly cool skirt variation she’d created from found fabrics and we had to share it with you. All you need is the Sidonie basic A-line skirt and some patterning tools and you’re good to go.
“I tend to make a lot of skirts, and I find that each one is fun and special to me because of the funky fabrics I use. Most of them are what I like to call “found fabrics” because I didn’t buy them at the fabric store, but rather found them in the attic, in my mother’s or other family members’ supply, or repurposed them from old garments. This skirt was made using the wrong side of a fabric my grandmother gave me, straight from her own secret stash from who knows when ;) She used to be a seamstress… I definitely think I inherited my love for sewing from her and my mother!”

Material Notes

Waistband interfacing 3/4" (2cm) wide, Fusible seam binding 3/8" (1cm) wide, 8" (20cm) Separating zipper, 1x button.

Fabrics: lightweight wools, crepe fabrics, linen, corduroy

1 1/2 yards (1m 30cm) fabric




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Preppy, Vintage


Pattern Variation Creator

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    Aug 27, 2010, 09.16 AMby anajan

    Well done, girl! Your skirt is super cute, and fits you perfectly. Don’t you just love when you create a gorgeous garment with no expenses?

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    Aug 26, 2010, 02.05 AMby minnepolitan

    This is great! I love the variation and seeing how the pattern was manipulated to created the new skirt. How cool! Im gonna try it!

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    Aug 24, 2010, 01.53 AMby lala86

    Well, I love it thanks!! I just wish I was thinner to wear this..

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    Aug 23, 2010, 05.37 PMby dorawarren

    i really like the concept of member’s recreating a garment from an existing BurdaStyle pattern and these being the project of the week. I don’t always see the possibility in the patterns and love these creations.

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      Aug 23, 2010, 06.13 PMby alisondahl

      Thank you for the insight! We’re transitioning in some areas here at BS and this is a new concept that I hope will simultaneously serve the variation creator, spark the interest of the BS community and showcase what wonderful talent we have within the members. Glad you like it!

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    Aug 23, 2010, 04.50 PMby wonderwonder

    I truly love this skirt!! and it suits you so well :) xo Hikaru

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      Aug 23, 2010, 06.14 PMby alisondahl

      Hikaru your photo is amazing!

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    Aug 23, 2010, 04.05 PMby nutmeg1

    SUPER CUTE! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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    Aug 23, 2010, 10.05 AMby popbabe7

    I have seen so many great projects inspired by Sidonie, it’s very inspiring, Your skirt looks amazing!

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    Aug 23, 2010, 08.32 AMby dannijohnson1

    love it! really cute :)

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    Aug 23, 2010, 05.35 AMby wishofhappiness

    Wow! Your soo lucky you got to intern for them! Great job on the skirt! Its super cute and funky :)

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    Aug 23, 2010, 03.45 AMby amandahaas

    freaking love! keep up the good work!

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    Aug 23, 2010, 01.28 AMby davee09


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    Aug 22, 2010, 11.31 PMby Passiona Cottee

    Congratulations on your internship and your fabulous featured project, Marina. The purple satin pockets are my favourite :)

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      Aug 23, 2010, 01.40 AMby marinaglory

      Thank you Passiona!!

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