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Two plaid skirts (still stash sewing)

Added Aug 20, 2010

by yummy

Toronto, Canada






Still sewing from my stash and made two skirts in different styles from the same plaid. One is Burda Sidonie A-line skirt (downloaded when the patterns were free) and the other is Ottobre 5/2008 #4. My preference is for the Sidonie (first 3 pics). I like the Ottobre (last 3 pics) but have some issues – couldn’t get the plaid to match at the seams, zipper is wavy/ripply and even with interfacing I couldn’t fix it to my liking. It’s not hemmed. Rest assured, I would never wear this shirt with the skirt as it doesn’t match at all but it does provide contrast to see the skirt at the waist. I’m very proud of how the plaid matches up on the Sidonie! I think the Sidonie will be a much worn fall/winter skirt and the Ottobre may get repurposed as a skirt for my daughter.

Material Notes

Wool plaid purchased from Value Village for around $4.00.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Aug 23, 2010, 12.04 PMby wandwhunt

    I think you did a great job on both! I have such a stash of plaid fabrics, you’ve inspired me to use some of it up!

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    Aug 23, 2010, 09.53 AMby popbabe7

    That’s clever! I think I’ll do this as well. Thanks for getting back to me!

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    Aug 22, 2010, 02.00 PMby sewenggirl88

    they both look very versatile and cute!

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    Aug 22, 2010, 09.11 AMby popbabe7

    Oooh! I got the Sidonie pattern and was wondering how it turned out. This looks fantastic! I have a thing for tartan skirts, love the colours of this one.

    A probably stupid question but hey: how do you get the plaid to match at the seams? I’ve been wondering as I’m bound to make a tartan skirt at some point!


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      Aug 23, 2010, 03.07 AMby yummy

      I think there are very scientific ways to do it but I did not use them! I cut out one piece of the skirt and then laid it on the uncut fabric, lining it up so it matched the pattern underneath and then used that to cut the second piece out. This worked really well for the Sidonie, where both the front and back piece are the same size. I don’t know what I would do with a more complicated pattern and couldn’t get the Ottobre to work, where the front and back piece were different sizes.

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