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« on: November 20, 2010 03:46:36 PM »

I bought these shoes the other day that goes great with skirts and realized that my mr. Kilt owns more of them than I do.  How very ungirly of me! 
So I decided to make one, just because I can.

Since the fabric is thick and soft I had to sew each fold to make it stay the way I wanted. I of course followed my tradition of screwing something up by realizing too late that sewing the bottom hem BEFORE the folds would have been smart. But hey, at least I found out I have an overlock-ish type stitch on my magic machine, haha.

Due to my weakness for tiny pretty details I ended up using hooks, eyelets and a silk-ribbon as closing, instead of a simple zipper.
I admit I was terrified making the holes for the eyelets, thinking of how much work had gone to waste if I screw it up, but I was lucky, murphy was on vacation and it all worked out fine. 

I'm super-proud and would love to hear what you think about it Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2010 04:51:37 PM »

That skirt is absolutely adorable! I love all of the pleats, especially coupled with the feminine ribbon. Did you draft your own pattern? It looks so perfect on you.

« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2010 05:31:52 PM »

Very nice, the closing is really nice. The ribbon is super pretty.

I like your photography too. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2010 05:54:45 AM »

Inez:  Yeah, I created pattern and everything on my own, figure-sewn, sort of speak. Smiley 

Thank you so much for the nice comments <3

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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2010 06:07:46 AM »

adorable!  Cheesy
I wish I had the patience to make pleated skirts, this one looks lovely  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2010 06:36:03 AM »


"You cannot give me too much work; to accumulate work has almost become a passion with me: my study is so full of it now, that there is hardly an inch of room for any more.  I shall have to throw out a wing soon." Jerome K. Jerome

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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2010 06:48:36 PM »

Incredible skirt! What sort of material is that? Is it wool or brushed cotton?

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