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Refashioned broderie anglaise pencil skirt

Added Jan 15, 2010

by lilybart

Perth, Australia






I refashioned this from a skirt I found at a sample sale. Actually “refashioned” is probably an incorrect word considering I only managed to cannibalise the waistband and the rest is made with my own pattern from the fabric of the original skirt that I “reclaimed”. It looks amazing in real life but I’m terrible at photographing anything. I was in a right state because I did such a great job of making it but when I tried it on it was too small! I let all the seams out and it fits now (just)! It has a cool exposed metal zip at the back which is totally an homage to deconstructionism and not at all a last resort measure to take it out an extra couple of cms ;) OoooO AND the scallops even line up (I think that was just luck)!

Oh and I have heaps of other projects that you can see on my blog

Material Notes

Broderie anglaise overlay. White cotton lawn lining.




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Mod, Preppy, Vintage

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    Jan 23, 2010, 12.57 AMby oddoneout

    love this skirt – kind of Peplum style. Adorable! and dont even get me started on the fabric!

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      Jan 24, 2010, 01.58 PMby lilybart

      It’s actually not a peplum at all. It’s a cool panel of fabric inserted in. Photos too blurry! Going to make another version that’s longer for work, so I’ll put up pictures so you can see the construction better!

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      Jan 27, 2010, 02.38 AMby oddoneout

      Cool! Well whatever it is – its looks really good. Can’t wait to see your next version.

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    Jan 15, 2010, 02.05 PMby captainkitsch

    Very cute, I love the layers!

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    Jan 15, 2010, 02.09 AMby britynn89

    this is really cute! you did a great job!!

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