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Scalloped hem button up skirt

Added Apr 29, 2014

by annemieke

Enschede, Nether...






A while ago I made this button up skirt with a scalloped hem. It was the first time using a print-out pattern, but apart from the printing costs it worked well for me. Nette of the Nette Vivante blog made this wonderful pattern: http://nettevivante.blogspot.nl/2011/05/diy-scallop-button-up-skirt-pattern-how.html. The instructions given with the pattern are very useful, and were of great help during the process.

I made some alterations to the original pattern:

  • I added some length (I’m 1.78m, so I lengthened the skirt)
  • I added 4 extra scallops for extra width. I ended up cutting 2 of them away, because it turned out to be too wide
  • The original pattern is quite ‘boxy’. So I’ve sewn a little curve in it to make it more tulip-shaped.

Material Notes

I used some rust-colored cheap fabric I found at the local fabric shop. I chose to use thick yarn in a slightly contrasting color, to make it a bit more casual. Then I added buttons which I cut of a hideous vintage dress that was in my wardrobe for ages.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Romantic, Vintage

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    May 2, 2014, 06.44 PMby Rianne2

    Ik heb het patroon ook gedownload nadat ik jouw rok had gezien! Erg leuk! Hopelijk hangt er snel zo’n exemplaar in mijn kast!

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      May 2, 2014, 06.46 PMby annemieke

      Leuk, veel succes! Meet de breedte en het verschil tussen de taille en de zoom even goed na, dat voorkomt – zoals bij mij het geval was- veel onnodig extra werk!

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      May 2, 2014, 06.47 PMby Rianne2

      Oke! Bedankt voor de tip!

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    Apr 30, 2014, 09.34 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    This is absolutely wonderful! Great job! :))

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    Apr 29, 2014, 05.15 PMby maggieg5

    seeing this makes me smile, what a jolly skirt, lovely

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