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The autumn rose skirt

Added Sep 7, 2010

by laurwyn

Tilburg, Netherl...






I have been feeling a weirdly not creative for two or three days. The best way to get out of that, for me, was to use a TNT pattern, and a fabric that I love! Do you remember this dress? I made it for a wedding. I have decided to use the skirt pattern. It comes from the spring/summer Ottobre magazine. Although, I have made a few changes…

- I have cut an extra belt, and interfaced it. The skirt looks way neater that way, I think.
- There is also a full underskirt, basically, 2 big rectangles pleated at the belt.
- I used french seams for the underskirt, it was my first time.
- There is an invisible zipper on the side
- I have done my best at an invisible seam, but, as the fabric is too thick and as I pressed it, you can see it a little from the outside…

I feel like Laura Ingalls in that skirt, I just want to bow all the time while pulling the sides like a princess. It is so so playful!

For the progress on the skirt, anecdotes, and other posts coming from my weird brain, click me!

Material Notes

Skirt: Wool
Underskirt: cotton blend



Related Techniques


Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Preppy, Romantic
Blends, Wool

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    May 7, 2012, 11.46 PMby Meg Hardin

    I love the pleats! And the color looks so great on you (:

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    Oct 15, 2010, 11.40 PMby headlollipop

    Always digging your outfits. Love your style!

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    Sep 13, 2010, 12.37 AMby michelleiswell

    Darling with the red shoes. I love pink and red together!

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    Sep 12, 2010, 07.59 AMby lunachick

    Awesome skirt!! I have a goal… to make a top I’m planning to wear to my cousin’s wedding dinner next month! i’m excited and scared at the same time because it’ll be only my second ever project. And it’s sort of an original design.

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    Sep 11, 2010, 12.10 AMby alekat

    lovely skirt. i like the pleats, and also love the outfit

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    Sep 8, 2010, 02.05 PMby Lisette O

    Such a pretty skirt! I like the outfit you’ve styled it with.

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    Sep 8, 2010, 06.18 AMby helluvaguy

    This looks so nice and from the picture it looks almost like you could also wear it inside out. And as Ralf said, feeling good about oneself while sewing, is tho most important part.

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      Sep 8, 2010, 10.33 AMby laurwyn

      Indeed, almost inside out, the only issue is that the underskirt is not attached to the zipper, it would have looked back from the outside…

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    Sep 8, 2010, 06.08 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    i love your skirt and the fabrics you used (both the inside and the outside!) even more the fact, that it makes you feel like a princess. isn’t this its all about?? a little “dressing up” that we loved so much in our childhood, that gives us the feeling as if we would be someone else for a while!

    very nice start into the new season!

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      Sep 8, 2010, 10.31 AMby laurwyn

      Thank you! And with this skirt, I do not have to wear a costume to feel llike a princess

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    Sep 8, 2010, 06.02 AMby ichigogirl

    Pretty! The colour is perfect for autumn. I think I must copy you, and make something tested n tried to get the mojo back, good idea!

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      Sep 8, 2010, 10.28 AMby laurwyn

      And easy! easy is the key point!

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      Sep 8, 2010, 11.37 AMby ichigogirl

      I LOVE easy, so yes, easy too :-)!

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    Sep 8, 2010, 12.09 AMby karencilla

    it looks great! =)

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    Sep 7, 2010, 09.39 PMby zickzack

    That’s a nice skirt and even better because it makes you feel like a princess : ) It looks like you could wear it inside out, too. I also had a look at your blog; you’ve been to biiig fabric market, how fun!

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      Sep 8, 2010, 10.28 AMby laurwyn

      This one is going to stop in Deventer I think. It is completely worth the trip!

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