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Peekaboo Grandma Skirt

Added Apr 22, 2015

by saxsilverain

Espoo, Finland






i love the colours & print of this fabric, but when i started sewing it, i couldn’t help but got reminded of old granny’s jackets. :D it’s not that far off, since this quilted jersey fabric is also 100% polyester. if only there isn’t the print & popping colours, let’s say if it’s a cream coloured quilted fabric instead, you can easily imagine an old granny wearing it as an in-between-seasons jacket.

i also had been meaning to use this new lace zipper. the nicest thing about it is that you sew the zipper on top of the fabric–just like any other exposed zipper–so it’s pretty handy for a lazy seamstress like me. the zipper i got was 50 cm long, and it’s the kind that you can open completely from the bottom (= jacket zipper). so to jazz up this granny fabric, i decided to combine the two and make a pencil skirt.

as i was sewing it, i got struck by yet another idea to make this skirt a bit less grandma-ish and more ‘me’. so in went the pink tulle fabric! that’s where the name ‘peekaboo grandma’ comes from. the fabric is otherwise granny-like, but thanks to the peekaboo factor from the tulle, it becomes a different kind of grandma!

i used Burda pattern no. 7660 and modified it as i went along. made the necklaces myself as well. ;)

also posted on my blog.

Material Notes

about 60 cm of quilted jersey fabric,
tiny scrap of tulle fabric,
50 cm jacket zipper.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Other
Knits/Jersey, Polyester, Tulle



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    May 4, 2015, 11.36 AMby baum

    very cool, I like the peekaboo detail you added, what a great idea!

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      May 6, 2015, 07.57 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you for your lovely comment! :)

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    Apr 26, 2015, 01.55 PMby sewing fanatic

    its funky, i love it =D

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    Apr 23, 2015, 10.29 PMby floralgirl

    This is fantastic! your ideas come together so well.

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      Apr 25, 2015, 05.13 AMby saxsilverain

      thank you so very much for your kind words! :)

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    Apr 23, 2015, 12.01 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Fantastic skirt!

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      Apr 23, 2015, 05.58 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you, really appreciate your sweet comment!

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    Apr 23, 2015, 07.18 AMby liliv-1

    This outfit is AMAZING! You have so much style!

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      Apr 23, 2015, 05.57 PMby saxsilverain

      • hugs * thank you for the uplifting comment, dear Liliv!! :)
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    Apr 23, 2015, 12.02 AMby heavenlee

    Such a fun outfit! Especially love the lace zipper and your added touch of tulle.

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      Apr 23, 2015, 05.55 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you very much! now i’m planning to get other colours of the lace zipper for my next projects. ;)

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    Apr 22, 2015, 09.03 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Ooh Sweety, this is so cool!! Love the lace zipper and the tulle insert – and what a great necklaces! You are very talented! Lucky you ;-))

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      Apr 23, 2015, 05.54 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you, dear Ellen! but so are you!! ;D

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    Apr 22, 2015, 09.01 PMby Mokara

    What a great piece… I can’t imagine my grandma (God bless her soul) in this skirt ;-)

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      Apr 23, 2015, 05.53 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you! haha, i hope that means this skirt isn’t that granny-looking anymore! :D

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      Apr 24, 2015, 08.59 PMby Mokara

      Definitely not granny-looking :))

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    Apr 22, 2015, 08.53 PMby Mary Athey

    Fantastic original skirt. This looks great with the exposed zip and the necklaces look Amazon oh g. You look gorgeous x

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      Apr 23, 2015, 05.51 PMby saxsilverain

      thanks so much, Mary! you’re too kind! :)

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