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my Ida Maria skirt

Added Jan 8, 2010

by gonnange

Sydney, Australia






this was my first sewing project ever, and before this is i was very unfamiliar with my sewing machine and my needle & thread. however this skirt was really really simple and i got to teach myself the basics of sewing as i went, with a little experimentation here and there. i really like it for its simplicity :)

i followed the pattern for the Ida Maria high-waisted skirt and used an unused table cloth that was lying around at home (so i’m not really sure what material it was). i was pretty stuck with the pleats as i’ve never done this before so i did my own thing and it worked well – as i sewed the skirt together from the inside i folded the pleats and sewed over them as i went and then when i flipped the skirt over to the right side they had come out well, which was great :D

just a tip, don’t do what i did with the buttons, haha. i accidentally put the buttons on the front end of the skirt so i wasn’t able to actually put them into the holes that i made on the other end of the skirt. be sure to put the holes at the front and the buttons at the back so that the buttons can come through, if that makes sense :P

so overall, this is novice at its extreme and its very very fun and a great start to sewing as a hobby :)
and sorry about the quality of the pics!!!

Material Notes

thin material isn’t very advisable, so something a little thicker would be good so that its easy to sew and hold pleats together etc.
you’ll also need lots of PINS, but if you don’t have any sewing pins then safety pins can suffice most of the time




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    Jan 9, 2010, 09.56 PMby jays

    hahaha! the buttons thing is funny, it’s soo like something I would do! I sewed a zip on my red dress inside out twiCE!! and it was a nightmare to unpick and start again! But I really like the skirt, its such a nice shape and it looks great on you!

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    Jan 9, 2010, 06.40 AMby fabricaddict

    it looks great – I love the table cloth fabric!!!

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    Jan 8, 2010, 10.55 AMby sewclairey

    It’s really cute and waaaay better than my first attempts at sewing!

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