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Raw Silk Marie

Added Feb 17, 2010

by latulipenoire

Seaside, Califor...






I just love free patterns, don’t you? I made the Marie #9177 in a lovely eggplant raw silk. It went together ok, though I found the waistband instructions altogether too vague. If you want to make this skirt out of a very thin fabric, i recommend interfacing your pleats and zipper seam to make them stronger and lie flat.

Incidentally, you can purchase this lovely silk fabric I at my mother’s shop on etsy. I live in Norway (she is back home in the States) and she’s my best fabric supplier!

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Incidentally, you can purchase this lovely silk fabric I at my mother’s shop on etsy. I live in Norway (she is back home in the States) and she’s my best fabric supplier!




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Marie 9177

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  • Anna_large

    Feb 24, 2010, 09.05 PMby latulipenoire

    Krista, Here it is: You should have just out of your fabric alone (no interfacing): 2 front waistband pieces 2 back waistband pieces 1 front seam facing piece 1 back seam facing piece (and then your two main skirt body pieces) then from your interfacing you should cut 1 front waistband piece and one back waistband piece. The front and back seam facing pieces are the bottom hem of your skirt.

    The instructions are a bit more clear on the online version:http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/marie/instructions/1

    let me know if that makes sense to you.

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      Feb 25, 2010, 08.03 AMby kbaker07

      It does make sense-thank you so much, it was a big help!

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    Feb 24, 2010, 04.08 PMby kbaker07

    So after studying the materials list again-looks like one of the pieces cut is for the waist facing and one is for the seam facing. So-that means the back waist doesn’t get facing—is that correct?

    Sorry to be so filled with questions!

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    Feb 24, 2010, 02.24 PMby kbaker07

    I am working on a this skirt tight now and wanted to ask you how you did eventually come to put the waistband together?

    The first mention in the directions indicates the “outer waistband” right after doing the pleats—does that actually go on the front/right side of the skirt? And then what happens with the later waistband step?

    Yours looks great! I am not too far away in Sweden.

    Thanks for any help, and great job! Krista

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    • Anna_large

      Feb 24, 2010, 02.58 PMby latulipenoire

      Krista, I believe that one of the waistband pieces does go on the front side of the skirt (the interfaced one, I think). The other piece is put on later to the top side of the fist waist band piece, then flipped over to finish the inside.
      Be careful not to mix these up with the other piece that looks like a waistband but is really the bottom hem of the skirt.

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      Feb 24, 2010, 03.57 PMby kbaker07

      Yay, thank you! That makes good sense. But wait—I don’t have a piece that looks the same that goes on the hem?? The only pieces I have from the pattern were the main skirt pieces, 4 waistband pieces and 2 interfacing pieces for the waistband.

      Is there another version or have I completely missed something?

      Thank you again for your help and quick reply!

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