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Oranges and Lemons ''Helena Skirt''

Added Apr 24, 2011

by mskelly

London, United K...






This is very easy to follow and has boasted my confidence as I’ve never made button holes or attempted pleats before. Size wise the patten maker did a excellent job no extra fitting was needed I used a UK size 16 as I’m in between sizes and thought it may be too big but it’s not, I shortened the length slightly but after I tried it on I think next time I won’t shorten it as much and have a deeper hem line. Fabric wise it’s floaty soft cotton with oranges and lemons on, I picked this up for about £2.00 in the bargain bin at my local fabric shop. for Helena number 2 I may try a more stiffer fabric and will definitely be making many more of these and try to add the pockets on.

Material Notes





Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Romantic
Cotton, Blends

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    Apr 24, 2011, 07.19 PMby mskelly

    Thank you this was a very cheap skirt at £2.00 for the fabric. Button holes do look scary but if you have a automatic machine foot they are not that hard. I practiced on a sample bit of fabric after about the 3rd attempt i got it…. I’m no master but give them a go and I’d recommend this patten they are OK once you practice practice and PRACTICE lol

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    Apr 24, 2011, 07.16 PMby kathryn parry

    I really like the fabric and am not brave enough-yet- to try button holes. Looks great.

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