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Rowenta Remake Challenge - Blazer Skirt

Added Oct 1, 2010

by kward

Chicago, Illinoi...






When I saw the beautiful plum color of this jacket I knew that it would make a stunning skirt. Plus, once I realized that it was made out of 100% wool I was even more convinced.
To make this skirt I first unpicked all of the seams of the jacket and ironed all of the seam allowances flat. The back of the jacket became the front of the skirt by adding some front darts. I then sewed the two front panels of the jacket together to make the back of the skirt while utilizing the former bust darts as my back skirt darts. Next, the lapels of the jacket were attached to the waistband of the skirt to create a flattering high-waisted look. On the back of the skirt I created a panel along the bottom section and then ironed in pleats instead of a slit. This also covered up the former pockets of the jacket. Lastly, I put in a lining and ironed all seams and points flat for a well tailored look.
I used almost every bit of fabric from the former blazer and added just a bit of lining fabric to complete the skirt.

You can see a bit more on my blog www.presserfoot.com.

Material Notes

100% wool




Garment Type

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    Oct 14, 2010, 09.23 AMby tan-1

    Love the waist at the front, I would so buy this if I saw it in a shop!

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    Oct 10, 2010, 12.44 AMby carottesauvage

    Hey girl your project is the best!

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    Oct 6, 2010, 01.46 PMby sewmimisew

    Great job on the skirt! Beautifully tailored. Too bad the voting slideshow did not show the back…they should’ve put a link to your burda homepage for “more pictures and details” …. i think i’ve come across your blog before too!

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    Oct 5, 2010, 01.46 PMby begysh

    I love love loveeee it. It is so inspiring. I am really gonna try this out. I must have it :) when i saw the front i think that “it really must have pleats in the back. Please tell me that she made pleats instead of a slit.” and you did it this way. Thank you :P Now one thing that i must do now is gonna beg to mum for a this kind jacket.

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    Oct 3, 2010, 07.00 AMby deja-gal

    OMG! I’m stunned at your creativity. You did an awesome job and recreated a beautiful garment! Well done!

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    Oct 1, 2010, 08.47 PMby kelepso

    Beautiful garment!

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    Oct 1, 2010, 06.19 PMby morphomixstress

    Your going to win!

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    Oct 1, 2010, 04.03 PMby steampunkginger

    Lovely work-really professional end result. Love the pleats!

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    Oct 1, 2010, 12.51 PMby curdis

    You’re very creative!

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    Oct 1, 2010, 12.15 PMby farahajh

    You are a genius. I love this skirt, very well done.

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    Oct 1, 2010, 11.17 AMby kristensaurus

    This is so creative, especially the pleated panel and lapel waistband- genius! You did a great job, and the color is beautiful.

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    Oct 1, 2010, 05.08 AMby nishavinod2009

    Lovely color! I liked the pleats in the back specially-its come out very neat-the whole skirt looks very nice

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    Oct 1, 2010, 03.59 AMby skeeler

    Totally impressive!! I also agree those pleats are great. A luscious skirt altogether. Good job.

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    Oct 1, 2010, 03.41 AMby laugh434

    Lovely! I like the pleats in the back, and the collar-turned-waistband!

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