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Sidonie variation

Added Dec 7, 2010

by bttn

Miskolc, Hungary






I made this skirt for my mother as a Christmas gift.

After I had made my brown wool dress, I still had pretty middle sized pieces of the fabric. I thought a skirt would be nice of it, and here came the challenging part. Actually it was fun. One night I had the idea that the Sidonie variation 2 could be the starting point. I had so little pieces that I had to use every mm of the fabric. (That’s why the belt is made of more pieces.)

Instead of the original pleats, I made an inverted box pleat at the sides. You can read my instructions how I did it. (sorry for the quality of the pictures.) The fabric was a dream to work with, it didn’t unravel at all, so I simply zigzagged the edges. The poliester lining was terrible, so to keep the inside nice and clean I used french seams. I used invisible zipper and blind hem to finish the skirt. My mom couldn’t try it to check the fit, so the skirt turned out a little loose at the sides, but she can still wear it.

Material Notes

Brown italian wool, with printed paisley pattern, lining, invisible zipper, button.



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Business, Casual, Classic

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    Jan 4, 2011, 04.42 AMby fosteretalk

    How sweet of you to do this for your mom. It looks great on her.

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    Jan 3, 2011, 10.16 PMby vflsun

    That’s really nice! You did a lovely job on that. Pleats scare me, so I commend you on the wonderful job on yours.

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