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« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2007 05:53:48 PM »

I just love the shape of it!

Would you be willing to share where you found the fabric?

« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2007 08:03:32 PM »

wow, i love that fabric!  the pattern is perfect for it!  nice job!
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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2007 08:08:15 PM »

This skirt is absolutely lovely! Love the buttons!

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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2007 10:05:54 PM »

ohhhh i want that skirt!! i love anything paired with the colour brown, and those buttons are a cute detail!

« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2007 10:09:01 PM »

Something you'd wear while prancing through a field of daisies or wildflowers.

ahaha my thoughts exactly. Well, I was going to use frolicking.

I love the fabric! And the buttons are just so cute. It's just wonderful for summer.

« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2007 02:45:11 AM »

Thank you for all your nice comments. As this is going to be my first summer living by the sea then I intend all my prancing and frolicking to be by the sea!

Fabric - I already did, further up in the thread, but to repeat, it's from Ditto Fabrics in North Laine, Brighton, England. They don't seem to have a website.

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« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2007 06:38:31 AM »

Cute skirt and I really like that print on the fabric, Good Job.

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« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2007 07:30:01 AM »

Cuteness! I've been wanting to make a skirt very similar to this with some vintage fabric I got. Did you use a pattern? I tried cutting out a trapezoid for the waistband but I just didnt come out right  Huh

« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2007 08:18:21 AM »

I made the pattern myself. For the top I used the top of a basic tailored skirt block  - I used Winifred Aldrich's book, Metric Pattern Cutting for the block, which I flared out a tiny bit along the back seam. If you have a pattern for a basic straight skirt that fits you well, you could just use that. A basic trapezoid won't work because you need the darts for shaping (unless you've got little difference between your waist and hip measurements - and even then it'd look better with a curve at the side seams).

I then added on a flappy bit for the buttons, which I wasn't entirely sure was going to work until the last minute - it just didn't look right!

The upper part I made double as it was a very thin fabric. Apart from stopping it being see-through it meant i could enclose the lower part between the two layers at the top.

The bottom part was just a rectangle the full length of the fabric I bought (2m), then gathered to fit.

Here are the two pattern pieces I used, sorry about the picture quality, I tried to make them more contrasty so you could see the markings but it didn't really work.

There is tape on the front piece as I accidently cut off the seam allowance!

I'm probably going to make another of these at the weekend (although I doubt I'll find such perfect fabric again), so I can make a proper tutorial then if anybody wants it.


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« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2007 04:49:21 PM »

Is it just me or does the picture on the right have a waterstain of a lamb face that is looking at the pattern piece?

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