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The Fold Over Skirt

Added Jan 8, 2010

by nettie

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This skirt is TOTALLY not what I planned it to be!

I made it a couple of weeks ago and my addled brain can’t even recall the original concept at this point ;o)

Having said that, I do like the final result!
Which, for sanity’s sake, is all that really matters.

It’s made from cotton poplin, in "cranberry" which is actually burgundy (imho). It’s basically a wide-ish rectangle, finished on the inside with french seams with a double fold hem* at the bottom and a traditional hem at the top to hide the unfinished edge.

I said all of that to say, the inside is very neat and professional looking, lol

I was still enamored with my automatic buttonhole capabilities when working on this, so instead of just tying the belt around the artfully folded skirt, I put pairs of button holes in the back and at each side.

The excess fabric can be pleated, shaped into a faux wrap or bunched like a traditional paper bag skirt.

Using another $1.95 a yard fabric I have added another versatile item to my wardrobe!

*I cannot think of a good (succent) way to explain what I mean.

Material Notes

cotton poplin




Garment Type

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    Jul 4, 2010, 01.02 AMby skratchd

    i’m so making one!

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    Jan 9, 2010, 05.08 AMby nettie

    Thanks ladies!! This skirt received lots of compliments at work, too! It’s nice when a potential disaster ends up a success.

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    Jan 8, 2010, 03.10 PMby sunnilj9

    I saw this over on flickr too and simply love it! You’ve done such an awesome job with it and I love its versatility!

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    Jan 8, 2010, 06.08 AMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    it’s kind of a tulip wrap skirt. i like it’s versatility and who can argue with a new addition to the wardrobe that only cost $1.95? NICE!!

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    Jan 8, 2010, 12.56 AMby scheryka

    I think you’re saying is that you have added an invaluable piece to your wardrobe, by accident, for cheap. How great is that!? I like it very much and the color is great.

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