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Two Hour Travel Skirt

Added Jan 2, 2011

by madebymeg

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Sometimes on a vacation you just want to escape to another world. Or maybe you need a different style of dress—something away from your office get-up or perhaps more conservative than your usual beach fare. Sometimes you’re going from winter to summer. And then you need a two-hour travel skirt. It’s quick to make and cheap to buy so you don’t have to worry about what happens to it after (or during) your holiday. And the best part is that it could just be that perfect thing to get you in that vacation state of mind.

Material Notes

3/4yd elastic; 1 yd 60" wide lightweight shirting, printed all the way up to the selvadge (no white stripe at the edge). Note: to get my look, choose a print with a varied design along one end.



Related Techniques


Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Ethnic, Preppy, Romantic
Cotton, Shirting

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    Apr 2, 2011, 09.00 PMby IssaSue17

    just wondering but have you ever tired turning this into a dress?

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      Jun 4, 2011, 09.26 PMby madebymeg

      i haven’t but it would definitely be doable (it just might take longer than 2 hours)

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    Jan 10, 2011, 05.06 AMby kaystar

    I was wondering if the width of the skirt (waist) is 60 inches or 36 inches (the 1 yd)?

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      Jan 10, 2011, 05.09 AMby madebymeg

      60" wide. alternately, you could use two yards of narrower fabric. this would even alow you to mix and match patterns rather than finding a fabric that has a decorative border

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    Jan 9, 2011, 09.52 PMby bunnynoserabbit

    Hi, thanks so much for giving us this pattern. Just joined here and I am blown away by the contributions that sewers make to this site. I just wanted to ask, on the webpage where I originally saw your skirt listed I saw that it said “copyright free”. So I just want to check with you if you allow the sale of the finished product? Thanks Jen

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      Jan 10, 2011, 12.49 AMby madebymeg

      Hi Jen. This site has so much it is a bit overwhelming sometimes! Thanks for checking and go ahead and sell away. I’d just love to see the finished project when you’re done!

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      Jan 10, 2011, 06.53 AMby bunnynoserabbit

      HI there thanks so much. I cant wait to try it!! But my sewing machine is in for repair :( I will send on the finished product when I get it back thanks !

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    Jan 8, 2011, 05.17 AMby visualcircus

    This dress is sooo cute! I can’t wait to make this!

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      Jan 8, 2011, 07.35 AMby madebymeg

      excited to see it!

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    Jan 5, 2011, 03.29 PMby nellyvdb

    Very practical and pretty too, but I am dying to ask… where was that?! I love the setting of your pics and I am very curious to know where they were taken, is that somewhere in Spain? Can’t be Mexico, which I know you are fond of (read it in your blog) I’ve never seen such Architecture in Mexico. Anyways, beautiful skirt, and beautiful place… now I want to travel too sigh

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      Jan 5, 2011, 05.53 PMby madebymeg

      it is Mexico, actually! these pics were taken in Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas. the structure in the first pic was built around the time the Spanish were first there, though, so good guess either way!

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      Jan 5, 2011, 06.43 PMby nellyvdb

      Never been to Chiapas, shame on me, cause I am from Mexico, that’s why I was instantly drawn to your pics.
      I am taking note of your very pretty skirt and save the pattern for when the weather here (Canadian winters, argh) inspires me to sew summer clothes. Thanks for replying.

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      Jan 6, 2011, 12.12 AMby madebymeg

      yeah unfortunately even San Cristobal was too cold for this skirt, but Chiapa de Corzo is a little lower elevation and i got to wear it after all. back to the california cold now (if you can believe that).

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    Jan 2, 2011, 09.41 PMby sarsaparilla

    Very cute! I love making holiday clothes :)

    Thanks for sharing the pattern!

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    Jan 2, 2011, 06.38 PMby scarletohara

    this is super cute!. I will make one! thanks for sharing the pattern

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    Jan 2, 2011, 03.21 PMby lala86

    I love it! thanks!!!

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