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Trench skirt

Added Oct 7, 2010

by carolyn-s

Perth, Australia






Made using Burdastyle Magazine 8/2009, skirt 107; in sturdy khaki cotton. All the raw edges are finished in HongKong seaming on the inside. I love the military styling on this skirt, the topstitching and welt pocket details and how it is right on trend for the current fashion for trench-coats.

Material Notes

khaki cotton, bias strips of leftover pink cotton for HongKong seaming, 8 buttons




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Military

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    Oct 9, 2010, 03.12 PMby helluvaguy

    I really love the ‘military’ style about it. The fabric is very good for that with that kind of ripstop characteristics. Your craftsmanship is immaculate as always, I in awe because of the Hongkong seams. Amazing.

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    Oct 8, 2010, 11.08 AMby freakusbzzz

    Where on earth do you find time to do all this sewing?

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    Oct 8, 2010, 04.02 AMby smallone

    love that seam work you need to show that off! wear it inside out?

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    Oct 7, 2010, 09.52 PMby laugh434

    That looks fantastic! I can’t imagine how much patience the Hong Kong seams took.

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    Oct 7, 2010, 09.10 PMby lanni-lantto

    i bet you could even use a REAL trenchcoat for the skirt material..or at least salvage the buttons! nice work :)

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    Oct 7, 2010, 07.25 PMby carottesauvage

    I have been eyeing this pattern for quite a while, what a beautiful rendition!

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    Oct 7, 2010, 06.18 PMby rass

    This came out amazing! Very clean stitch lines. I want to make one now but I can’t find the pattern :\

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    Oct 7, 2010, 06.11 PMby dabura

    great work. looks great on you. I was thinking about sewing the same skirt :).

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    Oct 7, 2010, 04.18 PMby wzrdreams

    You did an awesome job! The workmanship is excellent. Thank you for showing the guts!

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    Oct 7, 2010, 12.35 PMby nettie

    I love this!! I have always admired this skirt in this issue (it’s a classic) but worried about choosing something crisp enough for it to look well. What is the makeup of your fabric?

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      Oct 7, 2010, 01.59 PMby carolyn-s

      Thankyou! The fabric I used is a 100% cotton drill, medium weight and (yes) quite crisp and stiff. The label described it as “ribstop” cotton. I also used it in beige to make a trench coat, and it worked well for that application too.

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    Oct 7, 2010, 09.07 AMby kelerabeus

    your sewing is a work of art! I could look at those perfect stitches all day long..

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      Oct 7, 2010, 01.55 PMby carolyn-s

      Thankyou so much for that lovely comment!

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