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Round, Round, I Get Around!

Added Oct 29, 2010

by mixtlii

Montpellier, France






This formerly was my boyfriend’s sofa cover. But the sofa got too old, so I took my fabric back!
I made this skirt with the inspiration from the obi apron

So it’s basically a full skirt (actually fuller than full, coz it was too big so I ruched it a little bit), with an obi belt that goes crossing in the back and comes back to the front to make a big cute bow!

I added pockets. Pockets are the best !!! That’s something I love about sewing skirts and dresses : you can add pockets and it’s so practical!

I still have some trouble with rounded hem. I tried to shirr a little bit the edge, but it didn’t work perfectely well…

Material Notes





Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Preppy, Romantic

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    Jan 31, 2011, 04.41 PMby macatrose

    superbe ! tu ressemble à un coquelicot, et crois moi c"est un compliment ! vraiment belle adaptation et bien portée ! bravo !

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    Nov 2, 2010, 03.55 AMby olystyrene

    It’s gorgeous! That’s some nice repurposing!

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    Nov 2, 2010, 03.21 AMby Zane Tanqueco

    lovely skirt!

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    Nov 2, 2010, 01.17 AMby sophie11

    Gorgeous style on a girl with a tiny waist like you!! Great work!

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    Nov 2, 2010, 12.45 AMby junaluska

    I love it! It’s so twirl-y!

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    Nov 1, 2010, 10.51 PMby nessys

    This is a lovely skirt, beautiful cut, colour and pocket (I am a sucker for a pocket!).

    I have done round hems in the past – and what I do is (WARNING: EXCESSIVELY TIME CONSUMING!):-

    First machine base about 1.5/2 cms away from edge of fabric. This becomes your hem line of the skirt. Fold, press and ease along the line of the stitching. Then turn over edge of fabric so fold meets line of stitching.

    Hand baste narrow hem in place. Press and ease. Machine top stitch hem. Remove all bastings.

    I warned you – time consuming – but I find it works well for me – but I am a bit of a nut!

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    Nov 1, 2010, 04.44 PMby morganelle


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    Nov 1, 2010, 03.38 PMby Sewing And Style

    brilliant – sofa cover-you’re gas!

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    Nov 1, 2010, 03.10 PMby alyc

    I love this skirt !!!

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    Nov 1, 2010, 02.03 PMby cantare

    I love it and I love the pics! The obi skirt is a great foundation.

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    Nov 1, 2010, 01.48 PMby annawilliamson

    this looks beautiful! and i agree, rounded hems are impossible. i’m looking for a good tutorial for how to make them look professional, but in the mean time i usually serge it with a rolled hem. from the pics it looks like you did a good job with yours though!

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      Nov 1, 2010, 09.35 PMby laken

      I totally agree!!

      Rounded hems make gorgeous skirts, but are a nightmare! – if/when you do find a good tutorial, might you post away?!

      i, myself, don’t have a serger… alas for being a poor student! haha … in the meantime, for these hems, I gather the folded bit / excess, then use a hem stitch so you only get the little nicks on the right side, and the bunching can happen on the inside … (apologies for the vague terms and such… my brain’s not fully in seamstress mode this morning!)

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    Nov 1, 2010, 11.04 AMby doudou


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    Nov 1, 2010, 10.10 AMby janene

    Just lovely. The colour the style and the bow is gorgeous. Your projects are very inspiring and Im so impressed by your productivity :-)

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