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Peacock Pocket Skirt & Cowl Top

Added Nov 8, 2009

by emlj

Norwich, United ...






A complete outfit this time! 50th anniversary do to go to….

I drafted myself a skirt pattern and put in deep diagonal pockets at the front as i quite like this look. Its made out of peacock blue silk dupioni and blue anti-static lining for the inside, I put an exposed ykk zipper at the back and the waist band is made from leatherette….unforunately when trying to iron the skirt part it left a bit of an iron melt mark on the leatherette :-( hopefully noone will see! Bit of a pain to line as well because there was hardly any room on the zipper tape to attach it too…sigh.

The top is the great cowl neck dress by ichigogirl. Such a fab pattern. This one is shortened and made from silky jersey.

Set of earrings made too…i dont have pierced ears but there were fun to make! will have to give them as a present hehehe.

Material Notes

Silk dupioni
anti-static lining
silk jersey




Garment Type

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    Nov 19, 2010, 06.49 PMby mad14kt


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    Feb 28, 2010, 09.31 AMby handmadehappiness

    your skirt is AMAZING!!!!! do you have a pattern ?

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      Feb 28, 2010, 10.08 AMby emlj

      Hi, not really i just drew it on some paper, its a simple pencil skirt pattern, then draw diagonals where the pockets want to be, then use that to draft the pocket shape..waist band is just rectangles. Not a great explanation but hope that helps a little! Maybe i’ll make it again and try and do a how-to or save the pattern, could be a few weeks though.

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      Feb 28, 2010, 05.09 PMby handmadehappiness

      thanx for getting back so quick :) a how to sounds great i love alot of your projects i will defo be watching this space….

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    Feb 22, 2010, 09.41 AMby aniarrr

    wow i love this skirt, well done and the colours amazing :)

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    Jan 4, 2010, 05.00 PMby mema79

    wow! looks awesome… i really like the colour and the fabric of the skirt!

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    Nov 10, 2009, 03.55 PMby gtangel

    ooh this is a beauty.. love it.. the whole combo is just gorgeous..

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    Nov 10, 2009, 11.11 AMby barbaraagatha

    Hi! Great outfit. I have a piece of metallic blue silk and was planning on making a mini skirt from this free pattern http://burdafashion.com/de/Download/Gratis-Schnitte/1333669-1413206-1553996.html but I’m wondering what I can wear with this colour in the winter, other than the obvious all black. Ideas?

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    Nov 9, 2009, 07.41 PMby kristielee

    Love the skirt! The pockets are fantastic. Share the pattern? :)

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    Nov 9, 2009, 06.32 AMby toril

    great texture and fabric contrast on the skirt! so sorry about the ironing “incident”…

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    Nov 9, 2009, 12.24 AMby kinsmana

    This is a fabulous skirt! Well done.

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    Nov 8, 2009, 09.25 PMby lenarrrd

    I love this :) I love the colour blue – I’ve always wondered how to do those diagonal pockets on the front of skirts, was it difficult? I hope you enjoy the do anyway :D Always good to see Brits on here too :D

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