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Tweed Judy

Added Apr 5, 2009

by ed2122

Alpine, New Jers...






I loved the Judy skirt when I saw it and had to make it. When I went to get some fabric I fell in love with this tweed so I decided to try it despite it being kind of thick for pleating. Although the pleats are a little finicky, I think it came out great! I used a silk charmeuse bias binding on the pleated section. The color of the silk is the same as one of the little flicks of color in the tweed. (I will say that making silk bias tape is only for the brave of heart.) I had to resize this up to a 48, which was my first time resizing a pattern but I was quite successful – the skirt fits me perfectly. (And like one of the other Judy makers noted, you don’t have to be skinny for this skirt to look good.) I also made the pleat part longer on both the front and back so that they come just to where the zipper is. I added a lining since tweed can be kinda itchy. I’m really pleased with how this came out. Please pardon the photos of me in the skirt – I would not normally wear a black pirate tshirt with this, but it’s Sunday and I didn’t feel like getting dressed! Also, once I uploaded the pictures the color came out a little duller than it really is.

Material Notes

Wool tweed, silk charmeuse, lining fabric




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    Nov 19, 2010, 01.39 AMby peaches2218

    This is my favourite Judy—-by far and away.

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    Nov 19, 2010, 01.39 AMby peaches2218

    This is my favourite Judy—-by far and away.

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    Aug 25, 2010, 08.18 AMby junespoon

    wow..its beautiful! Looks very professional!

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    Jun 6, 2010, 07.12 PMby blueberrysal


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    Jan 11, 2010, 05.07 AMby craziemirrie

    Great job! It looks so nice on you :)

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    Apr 6, 2009, 04.58 PMby pattyrg

    Wow great job!

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    Apr 6, 2009, 01.43 PMby ed2122

    Thanks everyone! I really appreciate all the positive feedback! :)

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    Apr 6, 2009, 01.28 PMby william james

    i love it you, did a good job the fabric is so cut

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    Apr 6, 2009, 01.25 PMby loyl8

    You did an awesome job!! I am going to make this skirt someday soon hopefully. I am trying to find the perfect fabric too.

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    Apr 6, 2009, 06.31 AMby scrumptiousdelight

    You did an excellent job on this, love the fabric choices.

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    Apr 6, 2009, 02.34 AMby hannnc

    i really want this skirt pattern! it looks tricky but it claims to be easy.. hmm not sure if i could do it. i love the flecks and colour choices! well done :)

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    Apr 6, 2009, 12.58 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    ed you look fantastic, you did a great job upsizing the pattern and that tweed is to die for, I love all the little colours flecked though it, I am jealous! It fits you perfectly and the pleats are amazing. I love the pink also and I think I love your version better than the original BurdaStyle one, it is much more flattering. I hope you enjoy wearing your new skirt, happy sewing :) xx

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    Apr 5, 2009, 06.52 PMby sew4my3

    What a wonderful skirt! It looks great on you, tshirt and all! I am so glad that you posted these pictures so that we know what it looks like on a normal size person! Great job!;)

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    Apr 5, 2009, 05.04 PMby camilaustral

    you look very good! you don’t look like a 48 size at all ;)

    the fabric is very pretty too, nice job

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