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Tulip Skirt

Review by Emily
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DIFFICULTY:
Advanced Beginner
FABRIC USED:
Cottons / Chambray / Flannel, Chiffon / Taffeta
SEWING TIME:
One to two days

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I loved making this skirt. The pattern comes together beautifully and I am very pleased with the result.

I was given the pdf version to download as a gift. I normally buy paper patterns as I get fed up with the large files and putting all the pieces together. Also we lost our printer’s cables moving house so any printing involves a trip to the library – in this case however it was definitely worth it! I still managed to mess up printing it a bit as my test box came up as 10.4×10.7cm but decided that such a small discrepancy could be added to the ease on the waist and the length would be less crucial (and I couldn’t bring myself to go back!). I cut a size 12 based on my waist measurement. I used a heavier cotton as suggested, so that it would hold its shape well. I altered the arrangement of the pieces a bit so only needed 1.5m.

The instructions are very clear, well written and easy to follow. The only thing I would change is the fabric on the sample skirt used in the pictures to one with a more obvious right and wrong side. I made it a bit more complicated by lining the skirt but am very pleased I did. I also took the time to hand finish the hem and inside of the waist band – so satisfying to make something that looks so nice on the inside too!

Over all this skirt took me 4-5 evenings to complete but I’m not quick and someone more experienced (or with less interruptions!) could complete it in one session. I am already planning a shorter length version!

Also: pockets. ?

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  1. emilyrr Post author

    Thank you! I wore it out the other day and had lots of nice comments 🙂 I’m thinking of making a short version in a dark plaid next – good and seasonal for spring?! I say, “Do it!” when it comes to the pockets, you’ll only love them more…

  2. carolinej16

    This looks lovely! Great choice of fabric for the style of skirt.
    I’ve made two of these skirts now and love them both. I made them without pockets and I may go back to add them in!

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