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The eco skirt

Added Jun 17, 2008

by viridiagreen

Berlin, Germany






Well, I called this one the Eco skirt, because it is made of naturally-dyed, organic cotton I bought in a shop in Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg. The colour is a bit eco indeed, but I like it very much. I wish there was more fabric like that available, but it still is rare and – of course – expensive…
I made the skirt without a pattern. I sewed a yoke the rest is a simple rectangle of fabric that I gathered and sewed onto the yoke. As I had some fabric left, I made a kind of belt that is fastened on one side, on the other side I tie a knot. I’m still practising to tie it more decorative…

Material Notes

Beautiful naturally-dyed, organic cotton with embroidery




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    Jun 28, 2008, 06.34 PMby camilaustral

    i love love love love love love love it!!!! i’ll be waiting for the how to :D

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    Jun 21, 2008, 02.01 AMby annk

    Chic! Will you share your ‘how-to’ with us?

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    Jun 18, 2008, 12.26 PMby viridiagreen

    Thank you all! I’m glad to get so much response to the eco topic. I think it’s something that people are going to become more and more aware of. I’m thinking about making a howto for the skirt. It really wasn’t difficult to make and the result more or less came out by trial and error. So, you’ll hear from me soon…

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    Jun 18, 2008, 04.39 AMby sewella

    It’s simply gorgeous!

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    Jun 17, 2008, 08.39 PMby maya511

    gorgeous skirt! and hooray for eco friendly fabrics!

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    Jun 17, 2008, 08.32 PMby manda-1

    your skirt is beau-mous!

    the shops where i live have the organic cotton/linen/hemp fabrics for sale all the time, but again, their 2x, 3x, & 4x, respectivley, the price of regular fabric. & yeah, its really too much for a student.

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    Jun 17, 2008, 08.17 PMby the-gilded-bee

    Extra nice! It looks good. I would definately make one like it.

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    Jun 17, 2008, 05.29 PMby sunnyb64

    It would be nice if organic fabrics were more readily available, wouldn’t it? Love this skirt—the kind of earthy look to it, both color and style-wise, fits the whole eco-vibe perfectly.

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    Jun 17, 2008, 03.53 PMby liniques

    Your a natural, brill.

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    Jun 17, 2008, 02.30 PMby fashion1

    again so beautiful! nice job!

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    Jun 17, 2008, 12.53 PMby maldrich

    I would but this if I saw it in the shop! You should upload a how to!

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    Jun 17, 2008, 12.45 PMby sabina0502

    Where can i download this skirt?

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    Jun 17, 2008, 12.42 PMby sabina0502

    Where can I download this skirt? Thanks!

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    Jun 17, 2008, 12.18 PMby ursy87

    Its a great color – I agree organic fabric is just so expensive

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    Jun 17, 2008, 12.00 PMby carottesauvage

    Great skirt and the fabric is fantastic!

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    Jun 17, 2008, 11.35 AMby polychromatin

    Great skirt! The whole outfit is cool! I was also searching for organic fabrics, but they were thrice the price of “normal” fabrics and that is too expensive for a student a like me :(

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    Jun 17, 2008, 11.17 AMby primrose

    This is so pretty! I like the color and texture of the fabric, as well as the simplicity in the design.

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    Jun 17, 2008, 11.17 AMby carolinewah

    beautiful. i also appreciate the eco friendly nature of the skirt.

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