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Added Aug 24, 2009

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






Start your day with some swing, make your walk look lighter, your mood brighter by creating yourself the Phi-Hong skirt. BUT! Make sure to wear an underskirt! This skirt is so light and swingy because all panels start right at the waist and hence your underwear may peak through!
You will achieve best swinging results by using a light fabric, maybe even two layers for additional effect. We doubled the panels by making each in a charmeuse and a chiffon and placing them on top of each other.

Material Notes

Chiffon, Charmeuse, Snap



Related Techniques


Garment Type
Bohemian, Romantic
Chiffon, Other



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    Jun 24, 2010, 11.33 PMby ssarryo

    OMG! This is soo beautiful.

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    Jun 23, 2010, 04.12 AMby acpo

    Lovely shoes!! lovely skirt!!

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    Jun 16, 2010, 08.51 PMby tallykay

    this is stunning!

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    May 21, 2010, 04.55 AMby ladykatza

    I re-examined the PDF I purchased and I am perplexed on how to get the ‘plus size’ version. It says to ‘print with thin margins’ in the instructions but I see no way to do that. How do we get the plus size?

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    Dec 27, 2009, 08.51 AMby asherdasher

    i wish there were some member creations up for this. I’d love to see what it looks like in real life. :)

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    Nov 9, 2009, 09.13 PMby reichan

    Love the airy-floaty-flary skirt =^_^= and the colour as well. Perfect for summer!

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    Sep 24, 2009, 02.04 AMby ladykatza

    It says “plus size available”, but I’m not seeing it. Did I miss it somewhere? (I can always add the two extra inches I need in the waist)

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      Sep 24, 2009, 02.08 AMby ladykatza

      Nevermind, I just answered my own question.

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      Dec 2, 2009, 01.56 AMby auntchelle

      What was the answer? I can’t seem to find it myself!

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      Dec 21, 2010, 08.56 PMby ladykatza

      In step Two of the Instructions:

      Sizes 2 to 14: Pattern pieces 1 to 6
      Sizes 16 to 28: Pattern pieces 7 to 12
      Cut out the fabric from a double layer of fabric, right sides facing when folded.
      For Sizes 2 to 14: Cut pattern pieces 1, 2, 6 and 7 on the bias.
      For Sizes 16 to 28: Cut pattern pieces 7, 8, 11 and 12 on the bias.

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    Aug 28, 2009, 07.16 PMby ritoscano

    very nice and perfect for Bazilian tropical summer!

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    Aug 27, 2009, 02.26 PMby pacichon

    Love it! Just wish you had the pattern for the top! If you do add the top – please link from this page!

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    Aug 27, 2009, 06.29 AMby jacqmattos

    So adorable! I love it! I am definitely getting it! Hopefully I can figure out how to deal with the high slits….not too keen on that.

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    Aug 27, 2009, 05.28 AMby emberly

    I just love it and cannot wait to get started on it!

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    Aug 27, 2009, 01.29 AMby nuiwida23

    Absolutely gorgeous! I wish I could rewind summer so I’d have this flowy skirt to wear. And so it shall be added to the never ending list of things to sew!

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    Aug 26, 2009, 04.34 PMby pintucks

    Take a look at the pdf instructions with diagrams. It appears that this skirt could have normal ‘side seams’ if the openings at side were an issue. Also, the diagrams make it more clear: this is essentially a straight skirt pattern with shaped godet inserts at each side seam. That gives it the smoother front with flowing sides look.

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    Aug 26, 2009, 11.12 AMby lgintrnj

    just beautiful, flowing, and just plain elagant.

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    Aug 26, 2009, 12.53 AMby ccsavage

    s0mmer…I was thinking the same thing. I was just about to order it until I read the description. I don’t sew that often so when I buy a pattern I would prefer not to figurec/alculate/alter/adjust. I just want to sew it and wear it as soon as possible. I’ll wait until I see how everyone else’s come out.

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    Aug 26, 2009, 12.31 AMby s0mmer

    Surely I’m not the only one who doesn’t understand this description: “Make sure to wear an underskirt! This skirt is so light and swingy because all panels start right at the waist and hence your underwear may peak through!” Where else would a skirt start? Perhaps they mean the panels are slit all the way to the waist? Or is the fabric sheer so underwear will show through? Doesn’t this site have an editor? Overlap the fabric a little more or wear a slip. You have heard of them, right?

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      Aug 26, 2009, 03.00 AMby lala86

      I had the same question, but downloaded the instructions (for free) and analyzed the pattern and the sewing by the drawings and text and I think that the (more than one) slits go all the way to the waist, so basically the skirt opens like everywhere. (that’s what I understood with my a bit limited English).

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    Aug 25, 2009, 11.27 PMby earthkitten

    Oooohhh….REALLY nice. :)

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    Aug 25, 2009, 09.12 PMby calatrava92

    looovely, i’m getting it.

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    Aug 25, 2009, 01.57 PMby benedikta

    Yay, you all love it! All great comments, I am sooo inspired to start designing the new collection!!

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    Aug 25, 2009, 02.23 AMby sunnyb64

    This is really cute— and I know I have at least two pieces of fabric in my stash that would be perfect for them (unfortunately, two pieces that wouldn’t go well enough together!) So if I can figure my way around the potential to flash people (would NOT go over well in my class of predominantly middle-school boys!), I think I’ll have to give it a try.

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    Aug 24, 2009, 11.51 PMby lala86

    I think I would just wear a nice eye-catching sexy panty underneath.. (and wear it at not so windy events) so as not to ruin the swingy effect with a bulky piece of fabric.

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    Aug 24, 2009, 11.36 PMby oscarthegrouch108

    maybe instead of wearing a separate skirt underneath, line it with a simple (light weight) circle skirt? it would take some figuring, but i think that it’s doable.

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    Aug 24, 2009, 10.43 PMby calicocouture

    I think it would be cute in contrasting colors. Perhaps even black with Hot pink underneath..

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    Aug 24, 2009, 10.40 PMby camilaustral

    wow, very nice!!

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    Aug 24, 2009, 10.30 PMby lala86

    lovely, I’m anxious to see members creations already! It’ll do great in black silk for a summer office look. But most of all I love the top! the back seems great

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