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Parrot Party Skirt

Added Oct 26, 2014

by Danielle Mac...

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I made this skirt from a scarf I bought at H&M. I absolutely loved the fabric design on the scarf but I didn’t really wear lightweight scarves like that very often and It was a shame that the parrots couldn’t really be seen with the scarf on so I decided it would make a nice skirt.

The scarves were only about $10, so I bought 2 so I would have more freedom placing the parrots where they looked best. I used the Jenny basic skirt pattern from Burdastyle. Because the material was so floaty, I adjusted the pattern so the skirt goes straight down, instead of tapering in like a pencil skirt, eliminating the need for a vent as well as giving it a little more movement. I also made the waistband very thin and added some black trim to make it more interesting. I lined the whole thing in a thin green poly lining. The hems of both are finished with a thin baby hem.

I actually got the parrots just how I wanted and didn’t have to touch the second scarf! So the skirt cost not much more than $10, and I actually kind of like the scarf and wear that too, though definitely not together!




Garment Type
Business, Classic

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  • Simba_nov_06_large

    Nov 8, 2014, 08.08 AMby nrobson

    gorgeous, delicious print

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      Nov 8, 2014, 05.28 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

      Lol! Yes I bet they are tasty to a nice kitty.

    • Simba_nov_06_large

      Nov 10, 2014, 07.11 AMby nrobson

      haha! very accurate

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    Nov 2, 2014, 05.24 PMby trploceanmoon

    So cute!! Love it!

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    Oct 31, 2014, 08.29 PMby nookie

    Frigin’ amazing!

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    Oct 29, 2014, 04.42 PMby missjackieo

    great fabric choice x

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    Oct 27, 2014, 11.34 PMby purplefan

    Make sure you visit the store with your skirt! Think it would be fun to see the staff’s reaction at your creative use of the fabric. I agree with the use of lovely fabric-never know where it will come from but you know when you fall in love with a print or texture, you want it to get it.

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      Oct 29, 2014, 11.29 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

      Unfortunately everything takes me a while to get around to, I think I bought the scarves over a year ago and they wouldn’t be remembered. But it’s true, sometimes you get great materials from odd places.

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    Oct 27, 2014, 02.11 PMby bkkmei

    Gorgeous skirt. Great idea to use the scarves!

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    • Dewey1_large

      Oct 29, 2014, 11.28 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

      Thank you, it ended up being probably cheaper than if I had bought a similar fabric by the yard.

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    Oct 27, 2014, 10.52 AMby Tara Sikana

    the skirt is really beautiful, and the way you styled it too !

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    Oct 26, 2014, 11.56 PMby ruegirl

    Beautiful skirt. Love the parrots! Great job!

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