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The 'Feel Good' Skirt

Added Apr 9, 2013

by saxsilverain

Espoo, Finland






i wanted to do a simple skirt with no print for a change, and when i saw a nice, charcoal coloured cupro fabric, i knew i just had to make a cupro skirt. i like how cupro fabric has sort of a velvety look on its surface. it almost feels like velvet too, a bit heavier than cotton or viscose, but so breathable. just perfect for the summer heat!

just like viscose, cupro is man-made fiber, with a natural base material (wood cellulose or cotton). i first braved myself to sew it as a lining for my playsuit, and swore that i’d never sew cupro ever again, LOL. little did i know that i would change my mind 4 years later.

it turned out much better than i expected, albeit kind of a plain-jane-looking. luckily, just when i finished sewing it, my metal studs order arrived! :) i tested them on this skirt, and yay! now i have a studded cupro skirt!

unfortunately i forgot to take a picture of the zipper (zipped down). it’s my highest achievement so far in the world of sewing, because this kind of fabric is quite hard to get straight, and i managed to sew the zipper so well, i just feel so proud of it! :’) the only minus thing about this skirt is that in the middle front part, the left waistband is a bit wider than the right one, for some reason. and if i want to make the hemline looks straight, i’ll just have to somehow keep an iron next to me all the time and iron it flat again and again when no one’s looking. yeah, right.

well, you can’t have it all. but i can definitely feel good (literally) wearing this skirt because of cupro’s breathable nature, and also feel good in my conscience since it’s a natural-based fabric! hence the name: the ‘feel good’ skirt.

Material Notes

about 1.5 m of cupro fabric (110 cm wide),
2 big snap buttons (instead of flat buttons as recommended),
12 cm zipper,
10 pieces of metal studs of each shape.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Preppy


Burda Style Magazine 05/2012

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    Aug 6, 2013, 07.25 PMby girl&bird .

    I made a skirt from this pattern at the weekend – love yours and found your photos really helpful when trying to decipher the pattern! Thanks!

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      Aug 7, 2013, 05.37 PMby saxsilverain

      glad it helped you! actually i also had a hard time myself trying to figure out how to sew the zipper, so i looked at my other shorts/skirts zippers (from clothes i bought ready-made from stores) and tried to make sense of it. luckily for both of us, it turned out okay! :D

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    Apr 10, 2013, 05.40 PMby Mauude

    I love the entire outfit! I could totally wear it, good job on the skirt! :)

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    Apr 10, 2013, 10.52 AMby jadealamode

    great skirt with the metal studs and all

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      Apr 10, 2013, 05.26 PMby saxsilverain

      thanks heaps! i think i’m catching the metal studs fever now… :D

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    Apr 10, 2013, 05.11 AMby Mary Athey

    its a lovely skirt and the studs give it a nice edge. the whole outfits lovely x

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      Apr 10, 2013, 05.25 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you, you’re so sweet! :)

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