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My Ancestors Would Be Ashamed Skirt

Added Jul 12, 2012

by cmclean

Shepparton, Aust...






Apparently I’ve broken some vital rule of Scots heritage with this skirt – according to my mamma a tartan this red was born to pleats and nothing else! But rules were made to be broken, right?

This is a simple half-circle skirt, with a straight waistband (cos I’m lazy like that!) and a matching red zip, which almost manages to blend in despite my abysmal zip inserting skills… I need to get me some zipping lessons! And as hemming a circle skirt is the stuff my nightmares are made of, I found some scarlet bias binding to put along the bottom, which I love! The fit isn’t perfect, as you can see, and I really should have made a proper waistband like the good girl I am not.. my curves are rebelling against the straightness. But I just wanted to start wearing it already!

I used a wonderful tutorial which you can find here: http://ficklesense.blogspot.com.au/2011/09/how-to-make-circle-skirt-full-34-12-14.html
This made it so simple!

You can read more on my blog!

Material Notes

The fabric is some kind of wool, and very, very red. It’s delightfully cosy, and has just enough body to bounce around my legs like an over-affectionate puppy. Aaand, it was a breeze to cut, actually staying where I put it instead of slipping and sliding wherever it pleased like the last circle skirt I attempted. Wool is a winner!




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    Jul 13, 2012, 08.51 AMby zickzack

    I love your comparison to an over-affectionate puppy :)

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      Jul 15, 2012, 07.13 AMby cmclean

      Two of my favourite things, puppies and full skirts! A match made in heaven, no?

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    Jul 13, 2012, 01.14 AMby E. C.

    Eye-catching! I love the fabric and the shape.

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      Jul 15, 2012, 07.14 AMby cmclean

      Thank you :) Circle skirts are the best!

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    Jul 12, 2012, 02.28 PMby TailorFairy

    love it, very pretty rule-breaking-skirt

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