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Woven Ranch Skirt

Added Jun 9, 2010

by meredithm

Montreal, Canada






I found the piece of fabric that became this skirt at a thrift shop, and it called to me to become some flouncy and pretty. I originally planned on making Prudence’s Obi Apron, but quickly switched to improvising this piece.

The waistline is one extremely long piece, which ties around twice, and has a slit on one end to sit nicely. There are no zippers; its construction is similar to kilt, with a panel that snaps into the inside that overlaps the gather.

I realized while shooting this skirt that it would work equally well as a loose-fitting top, probably with a pair of casual leggings — the waist can be cinched tight at the waist, or loose in the bust, depending on which look you’re after.

Material Notes

Approximately one and half yards of a woven Mexican fabric bought at a thrift shop.




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Ethnic, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Blends

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    Aug 10, 2010, 09.24 AMby louisebarbara

    absolutely gorgeous. great job!

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    Jun 23, 2010, 03.48 AMby petitejosette

    very nice and I love the top you paired it with, at first I thought it was a dress !

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    Jun 21, 2010, 10.39 PMby missylisha

    This is a gorgeous skirt! Fantastic job!

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    Jun 14, 2010, 05.41 PMby fosteretalk

    Excellent style and work. It looks great both ways.

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    Jun 11, 2010, 08.30 PMby sigrid

    I really like how this looks in the striped fabric !

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    Jun 11, 2010, 06.24 PMby gtangel

    This is beautiful.. i love this.. great job.. the material looks so good with this

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    Jun 11, 2010, 06.24 PMby gtangel

    This is beautiful.. i love this.. great job.. the material looks so good with this

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    Jun 10, 2010, 09.22 AMby laurwyn

    The fabric is sooooo lovely! It looks like the one on jewish scarves! But it works! Also, the dress is very nice and full! I would make one of those right now if the pattern was fitting me…

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    Jun 10, 2010, 06.13 AMby mixtlii

    So classy!

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    Jun 10, 2010, 04.18 AMby marloncosta

    This is such a beautiful skirt! The material is really beautiful! The huge sash and the bow…superb!

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    Jun 10, 2010, 02.49 AMby hargismom

    This is wonderful. Can you do a tutorial?

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    Jun 9, 2010, 11.31 PMby jaimesews

    I completely love this – you made it up? Wish there was a pattern, but maybe this is the push I need to go patternless for once!

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    Jun 9, 2010, 11.23 PMby reedstina

    So cute! I really love that it can be so versatile!

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    Jun 9, 2010, 10.11 PMby juneandjuly

    I really love that fabric. Great job!

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