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The Casino Skirt

Added Oct 25, 2013

by caireen

Heidelberg, Germany






Okay, I admit it: I’m a lazy person and sometimes I don’t take pictures of finished projects. I’ll hang my head in shame the minute I’ve finished blogging about it. This skirt has never found its way to the internets, although funnily enough it’s the selfmade garment I’ve worn most. It’s nice and practical! Usually I wear it with that fabulous red Hallhuber top, but it works with a lot of colours.

The best thing about this skirt is, however, that it’s a conversation starter (“That’s a hilarious pattern.” “Do you gamble?” etc). Then I can say that I made it myself, which is my favourite thing to say to other people! The yoke is from a Burda Young pattern, where you basically just had to add to rectangles to it and then you were done.

When I made the skirt, I was really a complete novice at sewing and fucked up putting in the zipper. It never did work probably and at some point this year it stopped working at all – so I actually had to put in a new one. It works a lot better now, which makes me kind of proud because it shows that I’ve become better over time! Gave me a sense of achievement, that. :)




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    Oct 25, 2013, 11.17 AMby Mary Athey

    Fabulous skirt and what brillant fabric. The photos are lovely as well. Getting photos taken is a right royal pain in the ass lol. I normally have everyone fed up.on nights out as i constantly will want photos in case one is nice so i can post my project lol x

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      Oct 26, 2013, 10.04 AMby caireen

      Thank you!

      Tbh, I usually let my mon take my pictures as she’s the only one patient enough to put up with random “let’s take pictures NOW” moments, haha. :D

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      Oct 26, 2013, 11.03 AMby Mary Athey

      Mu mum is my chief photographer as wwll lol x

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    Oct 25, 2013, 10.20 AMby liliv-1

    I like very much the pattern of your fabric! Some times it’s harder to post photos of a garment than the actual sewing!!

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      Oct 26, 2013, 07.47 AMby caireen

      Thank you! Can you believe I found this fabric on sale? (Yeah, taking photos and posting them took a lot longer than actually making this skirt, haha.)

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      Oct 26, 2013, 11.29 AMby liliv-1

      oh yes really, was it on sale? then the satisfaction is double he he he!!

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    Oct 25, 2013, 09.49 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    How cool! You look amazing – and you did a great job ;-)

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      Oct 25, 2013, 09.55 AMby caireen

      Oh, thank you! :)

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