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Tweed bow skirt

Added Jan 24, 2011

by pinksalamander

Tonbridge, Unite...






This is my second go at the Jenny skirt using a pink/purple tweed I picked up for about £10 in the remnant section.

There is a reason behind the pink line detail, it wasn’t intentional!

I was trying to squeeze the pattern pieces onto my remnant piece, and was worried they wouldn’t fit. I was concetrating so hard on getting them to fit I completely forgot to put the front piece on the fold, and cut it in two pieces!

The front pink piece therefore had to be put in to make the front skirt piece the right width, or i would have lost 3cm to seam allowance! I actually really like the detail, and even had enough left from the hemming of the skirt (I wanted it a little shorter than the normal Jenny skirt) to add a bow to tie it all in.

I plan to wear this out to my ‘birthday tea’ next week at the Pelham hotel in London, so I’ll try and post some pics!

Material Notes

Pink tweed, pink cotton stretch




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Geek, Mod, Preppy, Romantic, Victorian, Vintage
Cotton, Blends, Wool

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    Feb 2, 2011, 10.45 AMby nessys

    I think this is fabulous. I really think the pink stripe and bow is the ant’s pants! Lovely job – lovely rescue. Enjoy your tea. I hope my Jenny looks as nice as yours.

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    Jan 25, 2011, 04.00 AMby fifuzz

    Such a cute detail :)

    Well done!

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    Jan 24, 2011, 11.12 PMby milkyway

    Love it!!! really beautiful

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    Jan 24, 2011, 09.15 PMby feldmantcat

    I like this better with the pink piece. It totally draws the eye in and makes this piece unique and really stunning.

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    Jan 24, 2011, 08.41 PMby Xenia phillip

    this is really cute.. im in love with it

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    Jan 24, 2011, 03.25 PMby aggelicat .)

    wonderful sweet resault!!

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    Jan 24, 2011, 02.04 PMby sianysiany

    Awesome. Sometimes mistakes make for the best projects : )

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    Jan 24, 2011, 01.52 PMby hdk100

    I like the fact that you didn’t give up after screwing up… :) It became a really unique piece!

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    Jan 24, 2011, 12.50 PMby libra-s

    Very cute ! You are creative!

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    Jan 24, 2011, 12.34 PMby Candycanes93

    I love this skirt So much id buy it :D LOL

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