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Skirt & Shirt Brand „Self-Construction“

Added May 29, 2014

by cris orange

Vienna, Austria






I´m very pride of these 2 pieces, because they are my first self constructed patterns.
Some time ago I bought a pattern making book .
I am absolutely fascinated of the possibilities that open up when you construct your own patterns. Not only you can make made-to-measure clothes, but also, starting from 3 basic patterns (skirt, pants and top) you can vary them and bring in any design element you want.

I started with the simplest patterns: straight skirt and shirt without darts.
In order to make them more interesting, I added a balloon ruffle to the skirt and butterfly appliques to the shirt. The butterflies originate from the fabric of the Camelia Dress .

Both pieces can be find in my DaWanda Shop :-)




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic
Cotton, Knits/Jersey

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    May 30, 2014, 04.46 AMby IDia

    Top ITS so lovely and great!

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    May 30, 2014, 12.04 AMby rita61

    Nice outfits! I really like how you placed the butterflies.

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      May 30, 2014, 08.19 AMby cris orange

      Thank you rita :-)

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    May 29, 2014, 06.57 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Thank you for sharing Cris! It’s very interesting to see how you’re styling your new outfit!! – and thanks for the tip of the book.. I love your butterflies as well – You have done an amazing job – Bravo!!

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      May 29, 2014, 07.32 PMby cris orange

      Thank you Ellen! I love playing with various stylings for the same piece. The book is in german. And YOU inspired me to the butterflies with your wonderful buterflies white dress, so thank YOU!!!

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      May 29, 2014, 09.23 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, thank you Cris – it’s nice to hear! :-) – and it’s Great to share ideas and other tip – That’s what makes it very interesting to see all the member projects :-)

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    May 29, 2014, 04.19 PMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    Those butterflies are so pretty! : )

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      May 29, 2014, 04.50 PMby cris orange

      thank you Sabrina .-)

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