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Navy/blue military skirt

Added Sep 6, 2009

by Emma (Cotter...

Ireland, Ireland






High waisted military skirt. I wanted a skirt that would be suitable for both day wear and evening wear. I did not use any pattern for this. This skirt is my own design

Material Notes

100% cotton, 1 × 7″ zip, one hook and eye, fusable interfacing for waistband and 4 silver buttons.




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    Dec 1, 2010, 06.10 PMby chevuio

    lovely :) like a topshop skirt

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    Jul 4, 2010, 06.13 PMby fabricaddict

    Lovely skirt – thanks for the instructions!

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    Sep 7, 2009, 03.55 AMby k3ubasilan

    This is very cute ;) love it!

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    Sep 6, 2009, 04.57 PMby laurajane-1

    Wow i lovee it! is it possible for you to take me through a step by step guid on how you made it or a patter? x

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      Sep 6, 2009, 05.12 PMby Emma (Cotter) O'Connell

      Hello Laura_Jane. This dress is my own design so I do not have a pattern. It is really simple to make. For the waistband measure your waist at the smallest point and cut one long rectangle and add an extra 5/8 of an inch on to either end to allow for your seam allowance.Iron on fusable interfacing the same size to stiffen the waistband For the skirt part cut two long rectangles – the length should be whatever length you want plus 5/8 of an inch all round to allow for your seam allowances. The width I used was the measurement of twice the width of my hips. Cut the short edges of the rectangles at a slope so the top has a thinner width than the bottom. Gather material and sew on to the waistband. Sew on buttons and a zip and a hook and eye and voila!! Hope this helps you!

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