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The Screw Scallops Skirt and the Pro-Peter Pan Blouse

Added Oct 27, 2011

by leahfranqui

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These are two of the garments from my 2011 Fall Palette Challenge. I’ve made four items so far and only been able to photograph two of them (thank you, Brenna!).

The skirt comes from Vivat Veritas’ free pattern on Grosgrain Fabulous. I was so excited about the scalloped waistband, so eager to try it, and then it looked terrible. I feel like it’s because I used wool? I don’t know, the damn thing wouldn’t press, wouldn’t work out, looked wretched, so I ripped it out and put in a regular plain waistband. Sigh. The best laid plans….

The shirt is an Ute, man, do I love that pattern, in cotton shirting. The only alteration I made was to lengthen the sleeves by 3 inches. I should have lengthened them more, sigh again. An outfit of regrets….

Still, I think it’s pretty cute. See more photos and text on my blog!

Material Notes

Wool, polyester lining, cotton shirting, plastic buttons, plastic zipper, hooks and eyes.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Preppy, Vintage
Cotton, Polyester, Wool

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    Oct 29, 2011, 02.44 PMby tinybows

    aboslutely lovely!

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    Oct 28, 2011, 09.29 AMby kihli

    The outfit really is pretty cute! I never would have recognized the shirt as the Ute! (I like yours better). Also, I love your colour combination!

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      Oct 28, 2011, 02.45 PMby leahfranqui

      Thank you so much! I really WANT to like the Ute, I’ve made it three times now, but I always have to alter something about it….oh well. Thank you, though, I love the colors too!

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    Oct 27, 2011, 05.58 PMby janul

    Lovely, I really like both of the garments!

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      Oct 27, 2011, 06.13 PMby leahfranqui

      Thank you so much! I have to make more separates, so useful!

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    Oct 27, 2011, 06.27 AMby keren

    Beautiful! I especially love the shirt – the pinstripes, the collar… Looks great on you! And great photos of you, you look very pretty! :-)

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      Oct 27, 2011, 04.04 PMby leahfranqui

      Thank you so much! It’s all Brenna, the person who took the photos!

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