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The Lotus Blossom skirt

Added Apr 2, 2011

by pattythesnugbug

Minneapolis, Min...






This is my anthropologie knock off skirt! I pulled out my craft scissors and glue and figured out how to make these awesome pockets (for a full how-to, click here and then tweaked a straight skirt pattern, adding a fly front, waistband and funky hem shaping. Yay skirt!

More pictures and endless explanations on the fitting adjustments can be found on my blog




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Blends, Linen

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    Oct 2, 2013, 08.52 AMby frularsson

    What a wonderful skirt! Totally love it! Love this type of skirts with a modern twist! Have to try making the pockets to some of my upcoming projects!

    Keep up the god work!

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    May 18, 2013, 05.53 PMby gerberdingerson

    Nice pockets!

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    Aug 16, 2011, 10.42 PMby blmfld

    this is brilliant!! love the pockets

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    Aug 16, 2011, 10.09 AMby Mai-der

    WOW!!!! I only can tell you… great job!

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    May 5, 2011, 01.28 PMby foxyroxy

    I’m in love….I’m already jotting down notes. super super supre cute.

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    May 3, 2011, 09.36 PMby wonderliza

    wonderfull i just love it !!!!

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    May 3, 2011, 04.12 PMby lischen

    I love love love how you took the theme of the pockets and use it in the hemline of the skirt (or the other way round ^^ ) You did an awesome job! Thanks for the tutorial!

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    May 3, 2011, 02.11 PMby Denim Skirts Etc

    I love the pockets!

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    Apr 6, 2011, 11.58 AMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    These kinds of pockets are easy to do with a lot of practice. What impresses me here is the stitching…if you notice it gets smaller around the corners….which is what the creative seamstress will do to get around those corners correctly. Yes, as you approach a corner, decrease stitch length until you’re almost at 0. Once you’re around the corner, increase gradually. Most won’t notice the shorter stitch length, just the fantastic pocket! I’ve thought of doing this kind of pocket – basically a large buttonhole – in the shape of a pair of lips on jeans. I’d have red textured faux leather for the ‘lips.’ That would be hot, to paraphrase Paris Hilton.

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      Apr 6, 2011, 08.00 PMby pattythesnugbug

      huh – i didn’t do anything special with the stitching! other than forget to lengthen the stitch length for the tops of the pockets…I just sewed to the corner, stopped and pivoted -

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    Apr 6, 2011, 11.25 AMby sabzarap

    I love this pocket-detail! anthropology.com is a very good inspiration ;O) I just had a look yesterday and found some shirt patterns I want to sew…

    I love your skirt when you wear it with the yellow blouse, because you can sea the pockets. I also like the way you did the hem line and the parallel stitching. Grade job!!! PS: your tutorial on your blog is so easy to follow, well done

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      Apr 6, 2011, 08.01 PMby pattythesnugbug

      I liked the hem a lot too – and all that topstitching gave it some weight so it wasn’t so stiff.

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    Apr 6, 2011, 05.34 AMby carolyn-s

    These pockets are absolutely awesome! Great job! btw, I remember your name from me-made March… I don’t think you showed this off then? Perfectly fabulous skirt…!

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      Apr 6, 2011, 08.01 PMby pattythesnugbug

      Nope – I haven’t worn it in real life, so it missed me-made-march! Maybe this summer…

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    Apr 6, 2011, 12.22 AMby elegantmusings

    Those pockets are a knock-out detail! Great job!!!! :)

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    Apr 6, 2011, 12.05 AMby dixiediy

    wow, amazing details! i want to try those pockets, too! and your outfit styling is great as well :)

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    Apr 5, 2011, 08.53 PMby christina031106

    So awesome! Thanks for the tut!

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    Apr 5, 2011, 08.12 PMby AprilNicole05

    Fabulous job!

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    Apr 5, 2011, 07.41 PMby Judy Garland

    It looks great on you! I love all the details.

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    Apr 5, 2011, 05.40 PMby smoke signals

    i love this!

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    Apr 5, 2011, 04.51 PMby aleah

    Wonderful! You look LOVELY in them.

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    Apr 5, 2011, 04.14 PMby carottesauvage

    I am amazed! Exquisite indeed!

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    Apr 5, 2011, 07.12 AMby fifilina

    lovely skirt! your technique is excellent

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    Apr 4, 2011, 02.56 PMby xanray

    Wow. The details on this skirt are FABULOUS!

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    Apr 4, 2011, 03.49 AMby mnavoy

    I love this!

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    Apr 4, 2011, 02.35 AMby grainline

    all the little details are so beautiful, love it!

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    Apr 3, 2011, 11.54 PMby Olivia Anne

    amazing..I LOVE the pockets and the hem and everything!

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    Apr 3, 2011, 04.00 PMby hoodelali

    What a great skirt! I LOVE the fly front! And yes, the pocket is AMAZING! Once I get better at sewing I’ll give it a whirl

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    Apr 2, 2011, 09.24 PMby supercalla

    This is soooo cute

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    Apr 2, 2011, 04.37 PMby lili123

    super nice skirt, i love the pockets.

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    Apr 2, 2011, 02.37 PMby justbev

    very cute pockets

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    Apr 2, 2011, 12.50 PMby knighttemplar

    The Pockets are great! I’ll use your tutorial for sure!

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    Apr 2, 2011, 12.32 PMby skeeler

    Super impressive! I am blown away…

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