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Natty's Scalloped Skirt

Added May 4, 2009

by nattyjane

Berkeley, Califo...






I saw a skirt like this online recently and decided to try making one for myself. I didn’t have a pattern for this and instead played around with different ideas as I went along. I started with a big rectangle of cotton as a sort of lining. Next I made scalloped edged strips of fabric in black and white cotton which I evenly spaced and sewed down on the original rectangle. I finished by adding front and back darts, adding a waistband, and sewing in the zipper. It was a fun process and I’m very happy with how it turned out. Anyone have a cocktail party I can attend?

Material Notes

Black and white cotton, interfacing, and a black zipper.




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    May 30, 2012, 06.03 AMby Vanessa Leigh


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    May 1, 2011, 02.07 AMby takeeemyhand

    this skirt is absolutely dreamy.

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    Jan 13, 2011, 03.32 AMby meegie-moo

    This. Skirt. Is. Hot!

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    Apr 20, 2010, 08.36 AMby melisloppa

    What a fantastic skirt! Good job!

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    Feb 20, 2010, 02.50 PMby latulipenoire

    This is so amazing! Very well done. :)

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    Jan 14, 2010, 03.21 AMby balduffington

    golly jee whillikers I simply love this skirt and am sewing up a grey wool skirt with a scalloped bottom edge in honor of this project’s awesomeness…truly inspired!


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      Jan 15, 2010, 01.56 AMby nattyjane

      no no, thank you!

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    Oct 23, 2009, 07.23 AMby labetenoir


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    Sep 25, 2009, 06.01 PMby Tabatha Randazzo

    This is so perfect! I’m in love!

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    Sep 13, 2009, 03.41 PMby pakutke


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    May 19, 2009, 09.06 PMby cupcakesnlace

    I love this so much! It would be so great if you could post a tutorial on how you did the hem. I love your creations so much that I did a post on you on my blog. www.cupcakesnlace.com

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    May 5, 2009, 08.23 PMby marinaglory

    Amazing skirt! It’s so cute and so creative!! It looks like a fun geometric patterned fabric.. only better since there are actual scalloped layers! :]

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    May 5, 2009, 04.40 PMby solemnraven

    oooh you should do a tutorial on the scalloped hem plz <3

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    May 5, 2009, 01.54 PMby nglalala

    Very stunning! Great job!

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    May 5, 2009, 12.50 PMby Jodi Wade

    I love it!!

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    May 5, 2009, 07.06 AMby ralarkins


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    May 5, 2009, 04.25 AMby hannnc

    i’ve been planning on doing something with scallops ever since my first dress was supposed to be scalloped and i forgot to do it.. but this is beyond cool! i love it!

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    May 5, 2009, 03.45 AMby anajan


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    May 5, 2009, 03.13 AMby zozowahine

    Wow! That’s gorgeous, well done! It fits you so well also.

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    May 5, 2009, 01.08 AMby lybu

    Beautiful and apart skirt. I like it much more form the distance. What about the detail ( shapes ) work I have to agree with Lauriana. But the idea is absolutely great.

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    May 4, 2009, 10.48 PMby lauriana

    What a great skirt! If not for the geographical distance, I’d start planning a cocktail party straight away: Burdastyle girls in the great creations they might not get to wear otherwise! Just one technical question though (I fully admit I’m a sewing nerd ;): from the detail shot, it looks to me like the edges of the scallops are unfinished. Is that so, and don’t they fray in wearing and washing the skirt? (the only way I would know to finish shapes like these and get the same effect would be to make them all double, like you would make cuff or collar shapes, which would be a hell of a lot of work)

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      May 9, 2010, 07.25 AMby yellowgerbie

      I’m guessing that the fabric has been backed with fusible interfacing, which helps to stop the fraying…

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    May 4, 2009, 10.24 PMby hajnika

    I love this skirt,it’s wonderful,and very very special! …and with that black and white colours looks great. Beautiful job!!

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    May 4, 2009, 07.46 PMby slingstring

    i am in love with everything you make!!!!!

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    May 4, 2009, 07.28 PMby aquelunya

    Fabulous….simply fabulous!!!! Great job.

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    May 4, 2009, 06.43 PMby figamadood

    Oooh it looks amazing! I love it!

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