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pleated swiss skirt

Added Jul 29, 2008

by smvphotography

Phoenicia, New Y...






this is a skirt made from handwoven swiss fabric. it is traditionally used for the tracht – the traditional costume in switzerland. i guess i made more of a tartan skirt out of it. i actually made the skirt a couple of years ago but recently learned the reverse bobbin technique where you can used many beautiful thicker threads but you sew the garment on the left side (you can use more different material in the bobbin rather than on top). so i fancy-stitched the edges of the skirt a little while ago. i think it just adds an extra little something. the pattern was supposed to just look like a wrap skirt but i actually changed it to a wrap skirt. man i really wish i would have ironed it before shooting it!

Material Notes

hand-woven fabric that my mom gave me from switzerland





my mom for being awesome and bunny for teaching me such fun techniques

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    Feb 18, 2009, 11.47 AMby kquade

    yes, i totally need a how-to also! i have never heard of that reverse bobbin technique, but i’ve been wanting to use heavy threads that ive been told will wreck my machine.

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    Aug 4, 2008, 10.45 AMby halfdime

    I love your creation! would you do a how-to on the reverse bobbin technique you used for the decorative stitching? I adore what you did.

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    Jul 29, 2008, 05.36 PMby dianacirne

    Love it! The fabric is really great! All great!

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    Jul 29, 2008, 03.40 PMby nelliethemermaid

    What a great way to refresh an outfit!

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    Jul 29, 2008, 12.26 PMby naughtylittlepony

    That is lovely! Such pretty fabric and stitching.

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    Jul 29, 2008, 08.30 AMby carottesauvage

    it looks great! Heidi and Braveheart meet up under the American sky! Super!

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    Jul 29, 2008, 08.29 AMby fashion1

    beautiful skirt and nice details!

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