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Retro Ginger

Added May 15, 2011

by sunnilj9

Cedar City, Utah...






In honor of the Ginger Sewalong starting today on A Fashionable Stitch (my blog) I put together my 1st Ginger from the latest line of patterns to come out from Colette Patterns. The pattern was soooooo easy and such an easy fit. It literally only took me a few hours to get this skirt stitched up and slipped on. It’s made from a cotton/poly fabric (not a fabric I usually go for) which I thrifted for about $2. It’s totally got a 70s vibe and will be such a great piece to easily wear everyday.

For extra fun, I added store bought piping to the waistband and drafted patch pockets to go on the front. Want to join in and sewalong with me? Jump on over to A Fashionable Stitch. This sewalong is especially for beginners, but I think more advanced stitchers would have fun as well!


Material Notes

poly/cotton fabric, invisible zipper, piping, buttons, thread




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Preppy, Vintage
Cotton, Polyester

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    May 23, 2011, 06.26 AMby Anjomo

    This skirt makes me happy when I look at it. :) I wish it would finally get warm enough to wear skirts around here…

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    May 17, 2011, 11.42 PMby felukita

    ♥ wow!!!

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    May 17, 2011, 11.34 PMby jasminelammers

    i love that fabric, it is lovely and matched with the piping and pockets…perfect. i am inspired. i am so tempted to jump over and by that pattern but postage to Australia is a bit pricey. Might be worth it in the end though.

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    May 17, 2011, 08.00 PMby peaches2218

    Love! That is so cute!

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    May 17, 2011, 07.20 PMby handmade-jane

    Sunni it’s beautiful and you look wonderful in it! I may have to add piping to my version when I make it. The fabric is lovely too, what a find! x

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    May 17, 2011, 09.00 AMby tanja-79

    Beautiful skirt, although every piece of your garment is.

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    May 16, 2011, 09.04 PMby Denim Skirts Etc

    Lovely colours and lovely skirt!

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    May 16, 2011, 08.49 PMby thefabledneedle

    Wow, I love it! The fabric is so vibrant and I love the little pocket details and piping.

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    May 16, 2011, 08.20 PMby in-stockholm

    It’s gorgeous!

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    May 16, 2011, 07.28 PMby rifka

    Cute! Love the added piping and fabric. What a score. This is bad, my want list for Colette Patterns is too long as is!

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    May 16, 2011, 06.53 PMby hoorayforever

    Love the piping!

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    May 16, 2011, 05.49 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    sunni this skirt is perfect! i shied away form the envelope, but it’s on my list now…

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    May 16, 2011, 05.18 PMby Pipoulou

    so cute… ! congratulations !

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    May 16, 2011, 04.40 PMby Seeks Corey

    I love the fabric find! And the piping is a wonderful addition.

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    May 16, 2011, 04.22 PMby stars

    Beautiful, I especially like the pockets. I’m off to have a look at your blog now…

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    May 16, 2011, 04.00 PMby chillwear

    Such a cute skirt, love the piping.

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    May 16, 2011, 03.03 PMby lavenderlady

    The piping and pockets add so much, how fun to have a sew a long for beginners. I’ll check it out! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    May 16, 2011, 02.50 PMby caramia-made

    The piping takes it to a “whole nother level”!!!! Love it!

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