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Valerie’s skirt

A few weeks ago I shared a project my friend Valerie was working on. A skirt for which she was inspired by my RTW inspiration pictures that I have in the sidebar (different set now). Today she sent me some pictures of the result. And wow, do I like this skirt. I want one myself. She managed to align all these (slippery) ribbons perfectly in the side seams and the skirt in general has very good fit.
She finished the waist with petersham, which was sent to her from Belgium, this internet sewing world is amazing. Thanks M.

Update: the original skirt was from Akris, I can't find this skirt at the online stores any more, but certainly some great styles to be found. 

The Dutch team will start the final World cup game in just 15 minutes. And while I’m not a football fan and am one of the very few Dutch people not at a television screen tonight, I do hope they win: HUP HOLLAND.
Update: we didn't win. It's quiet in the streets (it sure wouldn't be had we won) DH and our children are very disappointed.


  1. Einfach genial !!!
    Der Rock hat ein tolles Passform, macht eine schlanke Silhouette und ist einmalig schön !

  2. Go Holland. I'm English, but I lived in Zundert for a while many years ago and loved everything about the country and it's lovely people.

  3. I agree Sigrid, what a great skirt, I love the ribbon design. Do you remember who designed the original?

  4. Valerie made an awesome skirt. Good luck with the World Cup Game!

  5. I was cheering for Netherlands too :(

    Love the skirt. The stripey details are awesome.

  6. What a fabulous skirt! Thanks for sharing Valerie's skirt with us.

  7. I loved your friends version of this skirt too. Are you wearing black for the Netherlands team? I was barracking for them too. Shame.

  8. Sorry about our loss! The skirt is amazing though!

  9. The skirt is really nice and what a smart and workable design.

    Was rooting for the Netherlands too. The game was very nervy. A local 'psychic' parakeet predicted that the Dutch team would win. The creature hopefully is still safe and sound after all the press it got.

  10. Gorgeous skirt! Thank you to your friend for sharing the completed project with us.

  11. What a beautiful skirt. I love Akris clothing. I can't afford them, but I have used them for inspiration just as your friend did.

  12. That's a great idea to revamp an old skirt!

  13. A shame about the world cup. I rooted for them as well. Did you see the game? Lots of yellow cards - and a red one too.

  14. That is a good-looking skirt! I have enjoyed the last couple of collections from Akris. Sorry about Holland at the World Cup. I was rooting for them, too.


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