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Pleated denim skirt

Added Jul 30, 2008

by carottesauvage

London, United K...






I recently got some french curves (I had no idea that it was the term in use for curved rulers) to draft the pattern of this skirt. I got inspired by the Bella trousers, the way it surrounds the hips and the waist. Unfortunatelly, I made too many rectifications ( I initially wanted to post the pattern)and now I am lost… ah French curves …What do I do with you with you now?…just stop the camembert I guess because my pattern sketches really stink.
The front panel curvy(on top of the pleats) bit has small pockets, zip on the side. No hem just a triple zigzag round.

Material Notes

Heavy weight denim, bias tape






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    Nov 9, 2010, 07.17 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Great lines on this skirt! Wonderful job!

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    Oct 19, 2010, 10.27 PMby dabura

    lovely skirt. looks great on you.

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    Mar 10, 2009, 02.24 PMby schmoose

    Great skirt! Very flattering, classic lines and still modern- I love it!

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    Feb 13, 2009, 07.25 AMby sewbissy

    This is really gorgeous. I love how you combined the pleats with curved yoke. It really works in this denim. Beautiful!

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    Dec 2, 2008, 12.26 PMby mchats

    great work!

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    Oct 21, 2008, 09.43 AMby thewestover

    That is just GORGEOUS

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    Sep 30, 2008, 06.48 AMby carrotflowers

    wow, this skirt is stunning!

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    Sep 6, 2008, 11.11 AMby bugsymalone1102

    How cool! Looking at this, I may have to try using french curves sometime. I love the combination of curvy lines and pleats in this.

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    Sep 2, 2008, 01.25 AMby joujouka

    it’s so coool as always, perfect curve!!

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    Aug 16, 2008, 08.26 PMby ledthread

    So really very lovely. Reminds me of some pieces from my friend Carol Young’s line a few seasons ago….

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    Jul 31, 2008, 12.09 PMby annetteb

    Really really nice

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    Jul 31, 2008, 11.31 AMby sewella

    It’s gorgeous and I love it! You’re amazingly gifted.

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    Jul 31, 2008, 11.23 AMby ruthieg

    Wow. I really like the curves with the pleats. Good job.

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    Jul 31, 2008, 08.46 AMby spiderlily

    wow! The whole outfit looks great. Very inspiring.

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    Jul 31, 2008, 05.11 AMby miss-g

    So beautiful. Such lovely fluid lines. And the photos are great – love that peeling paint on the wall.

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    Jul 31, 2008, 01.37 AMby nikkishell

    Oh this is awesome! I just love your creations :)

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    Jul 30, 2008, 07.54 PMby stellaamour

    did you tried french curve???looks really difficult. you made elegant skirt from denim! amazing! like eccentric 40’s woman come to 2008 this pink blouse show wonderful cordinate did you stitched this blouse?it looks your style. beautifull pattern and colours

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    Jul 30, 2008, 04.01 PMby yoshimi

    Wow, that is a great skirt. It also suits you perfectly. You are a talented designer!

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    Jul 30, 2008, 03.23 PMby the-gilded-bee

    very very nice. I like that way of finishing the hem and the curves throughout the piece are very neat, they add extra character to a traditional skirt type.

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    Jul 30, 2008, 02.53 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    i wholeheartedly agree with ink, and i can’t believe how many creations i’ve missed… this is beautiful! i can just see your storefront, carotte sauvage with potato jackets marching.

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    Jul 30, 2008, 01.44 PMby polychromatin

    Great outfit! The skirt looks really good! Suits you!

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    Jul 30, 2008, 12.24 PMby adgentry

    I really like it, too. The draping is perfectly suited to your body and I think you achieved the affect you were looking for re: Bella! I would keep the French Curves polished and ready to go, have the camembert, and draft away! Congrats on a lovely creation!

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    Jul 30, 2008, 09.58 AMby nehmah

    I like the design, and hope you post a “how-to” for the curved panel. BTW,does it continue around to the other side? Cordially, Nehmah

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    Jul 30, 2008, 09.14 AMby juebejue

    wow, i had been looking for a pattern with this kind of curve around the hip for FOREVER! please please! if you can, pattern… :)

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    Jul 30, 2008, 08.07 AMby easbrooke

    I love the seam/stripe in the middle of the skirt. How did you do that? Is is hard to use the French curve?

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    Jul 30, 2008, 07.56 AMby evulekotule

    Your skirt has beautifull curves. I want a pattern!

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    Jul 30, 2008, 07.56 AMby naughtylittlepony

    You look so gorgeous in that whole outfit! I LOVE your skirt, I’m so impressed. I agree with everyone else, I would love to see this pattern up. As always you really inspire me and it spurs me on to do more.

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    Jul 30, 2008, 07.44 AMby ink

    Ok that is it! I am just going to send you all my money and order a wardrobe. That skirt is FABULOUS. How did you learn to use the curve?

    I adore your lines. Everything you make is retro/modern with a very tailored feminine look. I would wear your potatoe skins also, given the chance.

    Girl….you need to start pumping out some patterns!

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    Jul 30, 2008, 07.10 AMby ghainskom

    I absolutely love the skirt! Come on girl, get this pattern going :)

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    Jul 30, 2008, 06.56 AMby sunnyb64

    It looks really great. I also love that it looks like it could fit in at an office or other professional functions, but it’s denim.

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