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Scale Skirt

Added Aug 1, 2010

by ashchaser

Nashville, Tenne...






Finally have some time to prepare for Self Sewn September so last night I started on this scale fabric for a skirt. Honestly it took longer to make that than the piece itself, and has turned out quite mermaid-y. I love it!

Super simple design, just an a-line skirt, gathered, layer of scale fabric on top, gathered also, and I completely forgot to add interfacing to the waistband, so I just did alot of rows of stitching for support.
The design of the skirt is so simple that I focused my efforts on displaying the fabric well, yet this fabric is so difficult to match!

Also the tank top is one I made from an old Obey shirt, and a glow-in-the-dark patch my friend made.

Material Notes

Making this fabric is easy, yet time consuming, so plan ahead!



Related Techniques


Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Evening Wear, Geek, Mod, Other, Romantic
Cotton, Blends, Tulle

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    Jan 4, 2017, 09.42 AMby ronsanchez3

    Thanks for sharing

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    Sep 1, 2016, 12.28 PMby tomaswheeler7


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    May 20, 2011, 06.48 AMby Tokie Ang

    this is great!!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 07.54 AMby shelley .

    Super cute.

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    Jan 7, 2011, 08.30 PMby dilshadburman

    OMG! This is SO adorable. I might just HAVE to copy this!!

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    Aug 17, 2010, 09.12 PMby originalcopy08

    All of your designs are brilliant. Just my style.

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    Aug 10, 2010, 02.22 PMby kjbuff

    I cannot wait to try this! I love the effect. Even the parallel stitching is great!

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    Aug 3, 2010, 10.20 PMby lala86

    great effect!!!

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    Aug 3, 2010, 09.34 PMby rifka

    Fun! Cute idea and great colors.

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    Aug 3, 2010, 04.47 PMby laurii

    oh, this is lovely! :)

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    Aug 3, 2010, 02.34 AMby katriniella

    That is just stunning! The colors are so beautiful—great job.

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    Aug 2, 2010, 07.28 PMby seussian

    You are so awesome.

    God bless you, MGJ

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    Aug 2, 2010, 05.20 PMby iroiro

    I love your whole outfit! :)

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    Aug 2, 2010, 02.35 PMby lizajane09

    Very cool! That’s a work of art.

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    Aug 2, 2010, 02.07 PMby ashchaser

    Thanks everyone! I have really learned in the last year that the most rewarding projects start out as random inspiration, and EXPLODE into something fantastic!

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    Aug 2, 2010, 01.59 PMby dabura


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    Aug 2, 2010, 01.55 PMby ninaribena

    So gorgeous! Hope you enjoy wearing it.

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    Aug 2, 2010, 11.59 AMby integerclub

    Such a beautiful skirt, I love the colours you chose!

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    Aug 2, 2010, 06.41 AMby Lucia Rotundu

    I love the outfit!! The skirt, the blouse and the combination of colours … the red spot is the cheerful spot of colour!

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    Aug 2, 2010, 04.51 AMby magdamagda

    that’s one very cool thing!

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    Aug 2, 2010, 12.53 AMby dansedelafleur

    So pretty! Great job!

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    Aug 1, 2010, 10.35 PMby anothercostumer

    love it!

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    Aug 1, 2010, 09.43 PMby kardamon

    Bold and original. I like it :)

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