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A skirt

It’s been a long time since I’ve sewn a skirt. From my reviews I learn that the last one has been September 2009, over a year ago. I’m usually attracted to skirt patterns that have something special. This pattern is an example of a pattern I’m immediately attracted to, though I’m not sure whether the style will suit me. One thing I find dificult with skirts is to find something to wear with them.

I’m making this from a rtw skirt I bought last year. Lots of fabric that had to be draped, held together with two buttons and small belt. I never managed to drape it again as it was done in the shop, it always looked strange and  I never wore the skirt. But it had a lot of fabric in it, which I use now. It’s grey/blue in color with black (or very dark blue) dots. It’s not very difficult till now, the picture shows the detail that you see in the magazine picture too. Don’t think it will be finished this weekend, the Dutch have “Sinterklaas”, a local variety of Santa Claus, and I’ve some preparations to do for that. I wrote about that tradition in this post (3 years old, time flies!)

The pattern is again from the December Knip Mode, like the blue dress of two weeks ago.


  1. This looks really interesting. I agrees that it is tricky to find the right top to wear with a more detailed skirt, but this one looks as if it would be quite versatile.
    Happy Sinterklass! I am making my children some speculaas this weekend, because it is nice to eat traditional sweets, even if they are other people's traditions!

  2. Very interesting shape for a skirt. I wonder, Is it open at the front, or perhaps it is a wrap?
    Mid you, I love the shape.

    -Samya :-)

  3. The December edition of Knipmode was the best I have seen since I arrived in The Netherlands.
    I really like the draped belt, it is such a nice detail.
    For Sinterklaas, we have my mum and my Mister's parents for lunch (they meet for the first time), aaaaaargh! I should be tidying up!

  4. I think this skirt is very *you*, Sigrid. I applaud you for reusing fabric from a RTW skirt. What a great idea.

  5. This skirt style is very interesting --- can't wait to see your version of it! Knipmode seems to have such neat designs. I'll have to look for it here in the US. The holidays are so fun --- enjoy!

  6. Happy Sinterklass! That looks like one fantastic pattern.

    I can relate to your skirt situation. The hardest part with skirts for me is trying to create the right silhouette and proportions when they are in different shapes and lengths and of course getting the right colour balance. Although I have a wardrobe full of separates, its just the same few tops that always go with the many skirts. Love skirts though.

  7. What a great way to repurpose the fabric! It's going to be a very chic little skirt.

  8. What a gorgeous skirt. Your talents are amazing.


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