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Rosengrün upcycled skirts tunic dress

Added Feb 10, 2010

by merrybe

Münster, Germany






Two summer skirts, one with a sunbleached stain, one too tight. The pattern I used for the top and the darts is Burda 8348 A.
I took the left side of the stained green one so I was able to make the top from it while minding the grain. I wanted to recycle the zipper, it turned out a bit short so I did the button thing in the neck. As for the zipper: suppposed to be invisible, I’m still working on it…
For the bottom, I cut off the upper (tight) part of the second skirt, thus getting enough ease for my bottom and not having to do the hem or slits, just the back darts…
I joined upper part and bottom and added an elastic to the front seam, as the whole bodice was already gathered by the drawstring. To finish that part nicely and emphasize the empire waist, I attached a sash that ties in the back.

Material Notes

Dense but light cotton for the top (mine was a tad stiff, maybe popeline, and it added to the fullness, which i liked)
Flowy, light, non crinkly fabric for the bottom (viscose).




Garment Type
Ethnic, Romantic
Cotton, Blends, Rayon

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  • Sl270078_large

    Feb 24, 2010, 12.45 PMby sabzarap

    Mir gefällt auch die Kombination der Stoffe sehr gut! Ich kenne den Schnitt und so gefällt er mir viel besser. Vielleicht sollte ich den auch mal in Angiff nhmen ;O)

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    Feb 10, 2010, 07.36 PMby lovelypolly

    it s lovely! the fabrics are so nice!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 04.31 PMby louiseq

    I really like it!The colours are lovely together.

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    • Jerfring5_large

      Feb 10, 2010, 06.12 PMby merrybe

      Thank you! It’s so nice to get a nice response so quickly…

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    Feb 10, 2010, 12.29 PMby niña blanca

    Wowww…it’s great…I love it…

    Can you tell me where did you find the pattern? Is 8348 A a model from easy fashion? Thank you! ;)

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    • Jerfring5_large

      Feb 10, 2010, 06.10 PMby merrybe

      Thanks for your comment! I bought the pattern a few years ago; not easy fashion.

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