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The Garden Skirt

Added Feb 19, 2010

by thewiltedmag...

Ellijay, Georgia...






Inspired by my rose garden, this linen skirt is embellished with flowers made from vintage fabrics and ribbons and then hand dyed and free stitched.

I’m thrilled that everyone likes my skirt and wants instructions! Thank you all so much! I didn’t use any particular technique, I just played with ribbons and fabrics until I was happy with the skirt. I used my own interpretation of ribbon flowers, ruching, fabric flowers, quilting, embroidery and some beading thrown in for good measure!
I can recommend several books that teach you how to make fabulous ribbon flowers. I didn’t actually use these on the skirt, but they have certainly inspired me over the years to make my own “flowers”! Heaven forbid I should follow instructions!

My favorite authors are, Helen Gibbs and Candace Kling. You can also do a search on the internet on how to make ribbon flowers and spend all day just looking!

Material Notes

Linen, vintage ribbon, vintage satin




Garment Type
Romantic, Victorian, Vintage

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    May 5, 2010, 04.51 PMby Gabriele Yorlano

    Love your Garden Skirt, very couture!

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    Mar 17, 2010, 10.10 PMby helenadoll

    this is so dreamy and romantic! I really like it

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    Feb 21, 2010, 04.29 PMby badkitty-1

    This is absolutely stunning! xx

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    Feb 21, 2010, 03.03 PMby Regina Moore


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    Feb 21, 2010, 01.28 AMby mayadaughterofsun

    so pretty!!

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    Feb 21, 2010, 01.28 AMby mayadaughterofsun

    so pretty!!

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    Feb 20, 2010, 03.31 PMby woddy

    realy nice i would like to make it for my daughter

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    Feb 20, 2010, 03.01 AMby whimc

    I love that you were inspired by your rosegarden to embellish your skirt. Please post the insturctions!

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      Feb 20, 2010, 05.32 AMby thewiltedmagnolia

      Y’all know I just winged it, right? LOL I make it up as I go! That’s the fun part. :)
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    Feb 19, 2010, 09.52 PMby runningwithscissors1

    Beautiful skirt! I wish I would have the guts to do stuff like that. I agree with the others, a how to for the embellishments would be much appreciated.

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    Feb 19, 2010, 07.46 PMby wzrdreams

    Levely embellishments!

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    Feb 19, 2010, 06.26 PMby thewiltedmagnolia

    Oh, thank you! How nice of you to ask! :) I’ll be glad to post a how-to in a few days. Work certainly interferes with sewing!

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    Feb 19, 2010, 05.55 PMby luzie

    wow! I agree with sandoz18 – please post a how-to!!!

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    Feb 19, 2010, 05.49 PMby sandoz18

    So pretty! You should post a how-to if you make embellishments like this again. :)

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