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Wool Mini Skirt

Added Sep 23, 2011

by juebejue

San Jose, Califo...






I had this dirty green shetland wool in my stash since earlier this year, and that wool is pretty thin so its perfect for a mini dress. I drafted my own pattern, and used elastics in the back instead of fitting it, since I am not entirely sure how big my butt would remain after birth (my butt grew 4 inches since the pregnancy!)

I love the pocket detail with the little pleating. I used bright yellow satin as lining again, and i think it matches the green fabric very well. I also did a gold exposed zipper detail, and i love it! There’s a lot of hand sewing involved when I sew the lining to the zipper. I also had to hand sew the blind hem since my blind hem feet did not work well with the wool.

The shape of the dress is a little more flared than I like. I could take it in on the side a bit more, but I have top stitched the side seam already (can you tell that I love top stitching?), and I am a little too lazy to take it apart. I will see how the proportion work on me after birth and decide then!

Material Notes

Shetland wool from fabric mart




Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Sep 24, 2011, 06.27 AMby janene

    Neat little skirt. I love the topstitching! Beautifully lined too. Did you draft the pattern yourself? I love little wool skirts in particular the shape of this one and the colour. It will look fabulous with any colour. And by the way… big butts are ‘in’!!

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      Sep 25, 2011, 07.17 PMby juebejue

      thank you! :D i did draft the pattern myself :) i have a special affliction for linings wool with poppy colors, and im glad big butts are in! :)

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    Sep 23, 2011, 03.43 PMby wendymichelle1015

    So cute! I love the pleat :)

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    Sep 23, 2011, 06.06 AMby MientjiB


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