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Navy Air Hostess Skirt

Added Aug 23, 2010

by bola

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When I drafted this skirt I had the Kasia skirt shape in mind. I really love the pencil skirt shape (as well as fuller shapes too). I added a nice little godet pleat at the back to add a bit of detail. The fabric i’ve used is stretch cotton twill which was a bit of a nightmare to use in places as it is prone to over stretching while sewing, but interfacing came to the rescue. The waist band is lined with a blue floral cotton lawn as well as the pocket lining. The hem has been hand stitched due to the unreliable nature of the fabric!
(After having a look at the pics I couldn’t help think that I looked a bit like an air hostess, hence the name of the skirt).

Material Notes

Stretch cotton twill with floral cotton lawn




Garment Type
Business, Casual

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    Jan 6, 2011, 07.37 AMby hongkongsewing

    Girl….You hooked it up!

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    Aug 25, 2010, 09.41 AMby hongkongsewing

    I think its very nice….

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    Aug 25, 2010, 05.24 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    what an elegant and great skirt! i love the details and your beautiful finish! well done

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    Aug 24, 2010, 02.54 PMby bola

    Thanks for all your kind comments! – Karin if I can remember the ebay seller who I got it from i’ll let you know, it would look interesting with some of your draping!bx

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    Aug 24, 2010, 01.21 PMby shedoz213

    Great job on the skirt. I really like the detailed stitching on the pockets!

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    Aug 24, 2010, 11.13 AMby nikkishell

    looks great!

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    Aug 24, 2010, 10.53 AMby ichigogirl

    Very nice. Lucky you figured out how to treat the material, it’s quite gorgeous, both the colour and the subtle shinyness when it creases (actually it would have been perfect for my current Drape Drape-skirt-project). It IS a bit air-hostessy, ie stylish.

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    Aug 24, 2010, 01.29 AMby olystyrene

    Despite your frustrations with the stretchiness of the fabric (I’ve been there too!), this turned out just gorgeous!

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      Aug 24, 2010, 02.48 PMby bola

      Thanks olystyrene, I found the hem quite difficult before hand stitching it. I tried to sew it using the machine but it looked awful! I vowed never to use stretch twill again (or not for a while anyway)

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    Aug 24, 2010, 12.06 AMby halokitty087

    Very beautiful! I may put this one on the list of things to try.

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    Aug 23, 2010, 10.23 PMby rifka

    Very nice. I really like the shape and length. Super cute outfit!

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    Aug 23, 2010, 09.32 PMby astridklomp

    Beautiful! I want to make something similar

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      Aug 23, 2010, 09.49 PMby bola

      Cool thanks for your comment, check out the Kasia skirt pattern, It’s a great pattern to start with.

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    Aug 23, 2010, 09.17 PMby janene

    Really classy… love it!

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      Aug 23, 2010, 09.47 PMby bola

      Thanks Janene!

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